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Orange Line Service Changes

The Orange line runs 11 miles from Oak Grove to Forest Hills, supporting over 200,000 rider trips a day.

Service changes are subject to change, dependent on weather, city-wide events, and construction progress.


Shuttle Service During Coronavirus

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all riders are required to wear face coverings and should leave extra space between themselves and other riders. Shuttle capacity is limited to 20 people.

See the latest COVID-19 safety guidance


Oak Grove – Wellington

Weekend of October 24 – 25, 2020

Diagram of the Orange Line, showing shuttles between Oak Grove and Wellington

Shuttles run all day Saturday and Sunday.

This service change allows crews to remove vegetation along the tracks and also supports the Orange Line Transformation Program.

accessible Shuttle Accessibility

Shuttles are accessible to people with disabilities. Some bus shuttles may be provided by third-party contractors and will look different than MBTA buses. Some may provide accessibility via a lift in the back rather than a ramp in front.


North Station

The following service changes support station brightening, allowing crews to clean, paint, replace signs, and perform repairs at North Station.

Weekend of October 16 – 18, 2020

Orange Line graphic showing outbound trains to Oak Grove will bypass North Station.

Starting Friday at 8:45 PM, Orange Line trains to Oak Grove will bypass North Station.

Riders who need to travel to North Station can get off at Haymarket and either:

  • Take the Green Line
  • Walk (less than half a mile)

October 19 – 25, 2020

For trains to Forest Hills, elevators at North Station will not be available during this week.

Riders who need to use an elevator should use nearby Haymarket instead, where an accessible van will be available.

Weekend of October 30 – November 1, 2020

Orange Line diagram showing that Forest Hills-bound trains are bypassing North Station.

Starting Friday at 8:45 PM, Orange Line trains to Forest Hills will bypass North Station.

Riders who need to travel to North Station can get off at Haymarket and either:

  • Transfer to an Oak Grove train back toward North Station
  • Take the Green Line
  • Walk (less than half a mile)

Trains Run at Reduced Speed

After completing track work, we typically implement speed restrictions while we monitor the tracks to ensure that ballast and other materials have settled properly. Restrictions are lifted after we get confirmation from an engineer, which can sometimes take several days.

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Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

Learn more

Related Projects

View all projects