Marathon Monday MBTA Schedule Includes Medford Bus Line Reroutes

Commuter rail should expect delays.

The Route of the Boston Marathon stays south of the Charles River, but the race is expected to impact some bus lines that run in Medford.

According to a schedule released by the MBTA, the 94, 95, 96, 134 and 101
buses will take different routes at certain periods of the day Monday to avoid disrupting the race.

The MBTA suggests anyone taking public transit Monday check the "T-Alerts" page on its website for information on delays and advisories.

Along with buses, West Medford's commuter rail will likely be impacted Monday by increased ridership and "extreme crowds," according to the MBTA. Commuter rail riders should expect delays.


The following is the complete press release, courtesy of the MBTA:

With thousands of fans expected to attend various Marathon Monday events throughout the Boston area, the MBTA will operate additional service to accommodate ridership.

Several bus routes will be diverted during Marathon Monday, and customers are strongly encouraged to check T-Alerts and MBTA.com throughout the day for up-to-the-minute information.

Customers are encouraged to add value to their CharlieCards while heading inbound to Boston if possible to reduce lines later in the day. Red Sox fans can purchase CharlieTickets or add value to their CharlieCards at fare vending machines located inside Fenway Park near Gates C and E.

For complete service information, check MBTA.com and media broadcasts regularly. To receive T-Alerts on your phone, please click here to sign up.

Pre-Marathon Events:

On Saturday, April 14th, 2012, a road race will take place on Boylston Street. Boylston St. will be closed to traffic between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. All bus routes that run through Boylston Street will be re-routed during the road closure.

On Sunday, April 15th, 2012, a 5k road race will take place along the Copley and Boston Commons areas. Routes 9,10,39,43, and 55 will be diverted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The Silver Line will run its regular route excluding the Tremont Street stop.

Full  Marathon Monday service details for each mode are as follows:


• The Red, Blue, Orange, Green, and Mattapan Line will operate on its regular weekday schedule with extra service before and after the marathon.
• Copley Station will be closed all day. Due to road closures, Green Line stops at South St. and Kent St. will be bypassed from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. St. Mary's on Beacon St. will be bypassed between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Customers attending the Boston Marathon will have access to the Green Line at Hynes Convention Center or Arlington Station. Customers will only be permitted to exit from the Boylston Street side of Hynes Convention Center Station.
• Customers are urged to load value on to their CharlieCards in advance in order to avoid long lines on Marathon Monday.
• MBTA employees in orange vests will be deployed throughout the transit system to assist customers who may have questions.
• Bicycles will not be allowed on the subway. Bicycles are permitted on the commuter rail except for peak-period trips, which are identified by shading on the schedules.

For up-to-the-minute service information, please check T-Alerts.

Commuter Rail

• Commuter rail service will operate on its regular weekday schedule.
• Due to the dramatically increased ridership with extreme crowds, customers should expect delays throughout the day and are encouraged to budget additional time for his/her commute.
For up-to-the-minute service information, including all delays, please check T-Alerts.


• Buses and trackless trolleys will operate on a Saturday schedule.
• Route 55 - Queensbury/Copley Station - Service will be terminated until completion of the Boston Marathon.
• On Marathon Monday, buses will be rerouted at certain times during the day to prevent disruption of the race. These routes include:
o Southside Routes
1 – Dudley – Harvard via Massachusetts Avenue.
8 – Harbor Point – Kenmore ~Trip terminates at the Old Sears Building.
9&10 – City Point (South Boston) – Copley Square ~ Trip terminates at Back Bay Station
39 – Forest Hills Station to Back Bay Station ~ Trip terminates at Back Bay Station on the Dartmouth Street Side
47 – Central Square Cambridge – Albany Street. Inbound trip terminates at Granite and Memorial Drive. Outbound trip terminates at the Old Sears Building.
52 – Watertown – Dedham Mall
57 – Watertown Square to Kenmore Square. Trip terminates at Blandford Street.
59 – Needham Junction – Watertown Square. Inbound trip terminates at Newton Highlands.
60 – Chestnut Hill Mall – Kenmore Square. Inbound trip terminates at the Old Sears Bldg.
65 – Brighton Center – Kenmore Square. Trip terminates at the Old Sears Bldg.
66 – Harvard - Dudley
86 – Sullivan Square Station – Reservoir (Cleveland Circle)
504(2) – Watertown Square or Newton Corner – Downtown.
o Northside Routes
86 – Sullivan Square Station – Reservoir (Cleveland Circle)
62/76 – 62-Bedford V.A. Hospital – Alewife Station ~ No service to Lexington Ctr.
76 – Hanscom AFB – Alewife Station ~ No service to Lexington Ctr.
77 – Arlington Heights - Harvard Station via Mass. Avenue
80 – Arlington Center to Lechmere Station. Outbound service rerouted ONLY.
350 – North Burlington - Alewife Station
94 – Medford Square - Davis Square Station
95 – West Medford – Sullivan Square Station
96 – Medford Square – Harvard Station via George Street
134 – North Woburn – Wellington Station via Woburn Square and Winchester Ctr.
101 – Malden Center Station – Sullivan Square Station


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