MBTA to reduce transit schedules for subways, buses, trains

BOSTON — Subways, buses and commuter rails lines will begin running at a reduced schedule Tuesday in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Steve Poftak said the changes are being made based on guidance from public health professionals to protect the health and safety of MBTA employees and riders.

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He said the changes are also a response to reductions in ridership. A comprehensive list of schedule changes can be found at the MBTA's website.

Poftak said the MBTA will continue assessing ridership needs with a focus on workforce access for hospitals and food distribution locations operated by the City of Boston.

ModeService change
Blue LineTrains every 9 to 13 minutes
Orange LineTrains every 9 to 11 minutes
Red Line between Alewife and JFK/UMassTrains every 7 minutes
Red Line Ashmont and Braintree branchesTrains every 14 minutes
Green LineTrolleys every 7 to 13 minutes; more frequent on trunk
Bus (with exceptions)*Saturday schedule
*Express bus routes 325, 326, 351, 352, 354, 501Regular Weekday Schedules
FerryServices canceled
Commuter RailReduced service, schedules posted on MBTA.com
Mattapan LineTrolleys every 12 to 26 minutes
The RIDEFull service

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