MBTA Orange Line Maintenance Begins Friday Night - NBC10 Boston

MBTA Orange Line Maintenance Begins Friday Night

During the work, shuttle buses will be offered to commuters

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air



    Orange Line Closures Begin This Weekend

    Shuttle buses will replace the MBTA's Orange Line service beginning this weekend until November at certain stations as part of the system's Capital Acceleration Plan.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 4, 2019)

    If you use the MBTA's Orange Line on weekends, plan on disruptions at certain stations until mid-November.

    Starting Friday night at 8:45 p.m., shuttle buses will replace Orange Line service on six weekends in October and November as part of the Capital Acceleration Plan, according to the MBTA. The first stations affected will be between Sullivan Square and Tufts Medical Center.

    The T plans to also conduct work on some weeknights and weekends through December at Oak Grove, Malden Center and Wellington in order to "keep the tracks in good repair."

    Part of the MBTA's $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan includes renovating stations, replacing 2,000 rail ties, replacing 4,000 feet of rail, making sure tracks are level and secure, and surfacing and lining work.

    Those also improvements include work at the stops on that line, including Downtown Crossing, Haymarket and State Street. The MBTA is replacing signage there cleaning and painting. Workers will also replace over 2,000 feet of track near the Chinatown station and they’re completely replacing decades old pit track in some of the stations.

    The T says if you’re traveling downtown or northbound, take the green line instead.

    MBTA officials says by shutting down service over these next six weekends they can get the work done a year quicker.

    Get the latest from NBC Boston anywhere, anytime:


    Download our FREE app for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our e-mail newsletters.