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MBTA to close some stations, alter bus routes, while increasing most service for Boston Marathon

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Update at 11:50 a.m.: The MBTA announced the Hynes Convention Center Green Line station’s Boylston St. exit was being closed due to overcrowding:

The MBTA announced it will temporarily close five Green Line stations on Marathon Monday, boost most service to rush-hour levels before and after the race, and will implement bus schedule suspensions, changes, and detours around Copley Square in the week leading up to Patriots’ Day.

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Copley and Arlington stations will be closed all day on April 21, while South Street Station on the B-Line and Kent Street and St. Mary’s Street stations on the C-Line will be closed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., officials said.

The T said it expects thousands of extra riders will travel throughout the area for this year’s Boston Marathon, scheduled for April 21.

State transportation officials urged residents and visitors to take public transit to get around. Officials also advised riders to check the T-Alerts webpage for service-related updates.

The agency said that all MBTA parking garages will be pay-on-entry and cash-only on Marathon Monday. Officials said drivers looking to park in MBTA garages should plan to arrive early, as some may fill more quickly than usual.

The MBTA also said that bikes are banned on all MBTA vehicles during Patriots’ Day due to congestion.

Organizers and authorities have banned other items from being brought to the Marathon and related events, including: backpacks, suitcases, strollers, glass containers, masks, water bottles larger than one liter, weight vests, and bulky outfits.

For more details on the new security restrictions, click here. And for additional schedule and event information, clickhere.

The agency has posted a lengthy list of schedule changes and detours, which you can find below or on the MBTA’s website. The T site also has a page with helpful information, including answers to common questions related to navigating the transit system on Marathon Monday.

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Subway

• The Red Line will operate a regular weekday schedule with rush-hour levels of service before and after the race.

• The Orange Line will operate a regular weekday schedule with rush-hour levels of service before and after the race.

• The Blue Line will operate a regular weekday schedule with rush-hour levels of service before and after the race.

• The Silver Line will operate a regular weekday schedule except for the SL5. Tremont Street will be closed from 5 a.m. until approximately 10:30 a.m. During this time, Silver Line SL5-Downtown Crossing/Temple Street service will terminate at Avenue De Lafayette. There will be no service to Temple Place or Tremont Street between Park and Boylston Streets. Bus stop connections can be made at Chinatown Station (Washington and Essex Streets) or at Tufts Medical Center Station on Washington Street.

• The Green B-, C-, D-, and E-Lines will operate a regular weekday schedule with rush-hour levels of service before and after the race. Copley and Arlington Stations will be CLOSED for the entire day on April 21. The “B” section of Hynes Convention Center located on Boylston Street will be available for exit only.

Commuter Rail

• The Fairmount Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.

• The Fitchburg/South Acton Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.

• The Framingham/Worcester Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.

• The Franklin Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.

• The Greenbush Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.

• The Haverhill Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.

• The Kingston/Plymouth Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.

• The Lowell Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.

• The Middleborough/Lakeville Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.

• The Needham Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.

• The Newburyport/Rockport Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.

• The Providence/Stoughton Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.

Bus

Several Marathon-related events will take place during the week prior to Marathon Monday, affecting some bus routes. Bus routes affected by Marathon-related events are listed below.

Thursday, April 10, 2014—Tuesday, April 22, 2014

• Route Nos. 9, 10, 29, 55, 57, and 170: Beginning the morning of Thursday, April 10, 2014, the City of Boston will move the Copley Square bus stop from in front of the Boston Public Library at Boylston and Dartmouth Streets to farther down Boylston Street at Copley Mall in preparation for the Boston Marathon. The bus stop will return to its original location on Tuesday, April 22.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

• Boylston Street will be closed from approximately 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. from Hereford Street to Dartmouth Street. Route Nos. 9, 39, and 55 are affected:

• Route No. 9: Connect at Back Bay Station on the Dartmouth Street side or at Arlington and Isabella Streets.

• Route No. 39: Connect at Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street, at Stuart and Dartmouth Streets for the Copley Square area, or at Back Bay Station on the Clarendon Street side.

• Route No. 55: Connect at Boylston and St. Cecilia’s Streets or at St. James Avenue.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

• Boylston Street will be closed from approximately 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Route Nos. 9, 39, and 55 will be diverted from Boylston Street.

•Route No. 9: Will terminate at Back Bay Station at Dartmouth Street. There will be no service to Huntington Avenue, Ring Road, Boylston Street, or Arlington Street between Boylston and Stuart Streets. Bus stop connections can be made at Back Bay Station or Arlington and Isabella Streets.

• Route No. 39: Will terminate at Back Bay Station at Clarendon Street. There will be no service to Belvedere, Dalton, or Boylston Streets. Route No. 39 Inbound will continue straight on Huntington Avenue to Stuart Street and turn right on to Clarendon Street. Bus stop connections can be made at Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street or Stuart and Dartmouth Streets. Route No. 39 Outbound is not impacted and will run its regular route.

• Route No. 55: Will not service on Boylston Street between Dalton and Arlington Streets. Route No. 55 Inbound will travel from Boylston street, turn right on to Dalton Street to Belvedere Street, turn left on to Huntington Avenue to Stuart Street, turn left on to Charles Street South to Charles Street, and resume its regular route to Park Street Station. Bus stop connections can be made at Boylston and St. Cecilia’s Streets, Stuart and Dartmouth Streets, or Charles Street South and Boylston Street. Route No. 55 Outbound is not impacted and will run its regular route.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

• Boylston Street will be closed all day. Route Nos. 9, 39, and 55 will be diverted from Boylston Street.

• Route No. 9: Will terminate at Back Bay Station at Dartmouth Street. There will be no service to Huntington Avenue, Ring Road, Boylston Street, or Arlington Street between Boylston and Stuart Streets. Bus stop connections can be made at Back Bay Station or Arlington and Isabella Streets.

• Route No. 39: Will terminate at Back Bay Station at Clarendon Street. There will be no service to Belvedere, Dalton, or Boylston Streets. Route No. 39 Inbound will continue straight on Huntington Avenue to Stuart Street and turn right on to Clarendon Street. Bus stop connections can be made at Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street or Stuart and Dartmouth Streets. Route No. 39 Outbound is not impacted and will run its regular route.

• Route No. 55: Will terminate at St. James Avenue. Route No. 55 Inbound will travel from Boylston Street, turn right on Dalton Street to Belvedere Street, turn left on Huntington Avenue to Stuart Street, turn left on Berkeley Street, and then turn left on St. James Avenue. Bus stop connections can be made at Boylston Street and St. Cecilia’s Street or St. James Street. Route No. 55 Outbound is not impacted and will run its regular route.

• During the Boston Athletic Association 5K, some roads will be closed from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. Route Nos. 9, 39, 43, and 55 will be diverted during this time.

• Route No. 9: Will terminate at Back Bay Station at Dartmouth Street. There will be no service to Huntington Avenue, Ring Road, Boylston Street, or Arlington Street between Boylston and Stuart Streets. Bus stop connections can be made at Back Bay Station or Arlington and Isabella Streets.

• Route No. 39: Will terminate at Back Bay Station at Clarendon Street. There will be no service to Belvedere, Dalton, or Boylston Streets. Route No. 39 Inbound will continue straight on Huntington Avenue to Stuart Street and turn right on to Clarendon Street. Bus stop connections can be made at Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street or Stuart and Dartmouth Streets. Route No. 39 Outbound is not impacted and will run its regular route.

• Route No. 43: Will terminate at Tremont and Stuart Streets. There will be no service to Charles Street, Charles Street South, Beacon Street, Park Street, Tremont Street, Park Street Station, or Boylston Street Station. Route No. 43 bus stop connections can be made at Tremont and Stuart Streets or at 285 Tremont Street.

• Route No. 55: Will terminate at St. James Avenue. Route No. 55 Inbound will travel from Boylston Street, turn right on Dalton Street to Belvedere Street, turn left on Huntington Avenue to Stuart Street, turn left on Berkeley Street, and then turn left on St. James Avenue. Bus stop connections can be made at Boylston and St. Cecilia’s Streets, Stuart and Dartmouth Streets, or at St. James Street. Route No. 55 Outbound is not impacted and will run its regular route.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

• Boylston Street will be closed all day. Route Nos. 9, 39, and 55 will be diverted from Boylston Street.

• Route No. 9: Will terminate at Back Bay Station at Dartmouth Street. There will be no service to Huntington Avenue, Ring Road, Boylston Street, or Arlington Street between Boylston and Stuart Streets. Bus stop connections can be made at Back Bay Station or Arlington and Isabella Streets.

• Route No. 39: Will terminate at Back Bay Station at Clarendon Street. There will be no service to Belvedere, Dalton, or Boylston Streets. Route No. 39 Inbound will continue straight on Huntington Avenue to Stuart Street and turn right on to Clarendon Street. Bus stop connections can be made at Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street or Stuart and Dartmouth Streets. Route No. 39 Outbound is not impacted and will run its regular route.

• Route No. 55: Will terminate at St. James Avenue. Route No. 55 Inbound will travel from Boylston Street, turn right on Dalton Street to Belvedere Street, turn left on Huntington Avenue to Stuart Street, turn left on Berkeley Street, and then turn left on St. James Avenue. Bus stop connections can be made at Boylston and St. Cecilia’s Streets or St. James Street. Route No. 55 Outbound is not impacted and will run its regular route.

Monday, April 21, 2014—Patriots’ Day / Marathon Monday

• Buses, trackless trolleys, and express bus routes will operate a regular weekday schedule unless specifically noted below.

• Some bus routes will be diverted due to the Marathon and other race or Patriots’ Day events. The approximate time for most street closures is 8 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. There will be no service to Cleveland Circle Station (Green Line C-Branch), Reservoir Station (Green Line D-Branch), the Kenmore Square area, Brookline Avenue, Boylston Street, or the Copley Square area. There will be no service to Huntington Avenue (westbound/outbound) from St. James Street to Massachusetts Avenue. From the start of service until approximately 10:30 a.m., there will be no service to Tremont Street.

• The following routes will be rerouted at certain times during Marathon Monday to prevent disruption to the race or other Patriots’ Day events:

• Route No. 8: There will be no service to Brookline Avenue between Park Drive and Kenmore Station. Bus stop connections can be made at Brookline Avenue and Pilgrim Road or at Brookline Avenue and the Fenway.

• Route No. 9: Will terminate at Berkeley Street and Columbus Avenue. Bus stop connections can be made at Berkeley Street and Columbus Avenue or Arlington and Isabella Streets.

• Route No. 10: Bus stop connections can be made at Back Bay Station and Clarendon Street.

• Route No. 39: Inbound bus stop connections can be made at Back Bay Station and Clarendon Street, Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street, or at Massachusetts Avenue Station. Outbound bus stop connections can be made at Back Bay Station and Clarendon Street, Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street, or at Massachusetts Avenue Station.

• Route No. 43: Tremont Street will be closed between 5 a.m. and approximately 10:30 a.m. During this time, there will be no service to Charles Street, Beacon Street, Park Street Station, Tremont Street, or Boylston Street Station. Bus stop connections can be made at Charles Street South and Boylston Street or at 285 Tremont Street.

• Route No. 47: There will be no service on Park Drive between Brookline Avenue and the BU Bridge. Inbound bus stop connections can be made at Granite Street and Brookline Street in Cambridge. Outbound bus stop connections can be made at Brookline Avenue and the Fenway.

• Route No. 55: The entire route is completely suspended until the completion of the Marathon.

• Route No. 57: There will be no service to Kenmore Station or to Commonwealth Avenue between Kenmore and the BU Bridge. Outbound bus stop connections can be made at Commonwealth Avenue and Buick Street. For service between Kenmore and Buick Street, customers are encouraged to take the Green Line. Inbound bus stop connections can be made at Commonwealth Avenue and St. Paul Street. For service beyond St. Paul Street, customers are encouraged to take the Green Line.

• Route No. 59: There will be no service on Walnut Street between Newton Highlands and Newtonville. Inbound and Outbound bus stop connections can be made at Newton Highlands or at Walnut Street and Newtonville Avenue.

• Route No. 60: There will be no service to Brookline Avenue between Park Drive and Kenmore Station. Bus stop connections can be made at Brookline Avenue and Pilgrim Road or Brookline Avenue and the Fenway.

• Route No. 65: There will be no service to Brookline Avenue between Park Drive and Kenmore Station. Bus stop connections can be made at Brookline Avenue and Pilgrim Road or Brookline Avenue and the Fenway.

• Route No. 66: There will be no service on Harvard Street between Union Square in Allston and Brookline Village. Service will run between Cambridge Street in Union Square, Brighton, to Harvard Square as well as from Brookline Village at Boylston Street to Dudley Square.

• Route No. 86: There will be no service to Cleveland Circle Station (Green Line C-Branch)/Reservoir Station (Green Line D-Branch) or Chestnut Hill Avenue between Cleveland Circle and Winshop Street. Inbound and Outbound bus stop connections can be made at Winshop Street in Brighton.

• Route No. 502: The entire route is completely suspended for the entire day.

• Route No. 503: The entire route is completely suspended for the entire day.

• Route No. 504: There will be no service to Stuart Street or the Copley Square area. All Route No. 504 buses will go directly to Federal and Franklin Streets.

• Silver Line SL5: Tremont Street will be closed from 5 a.m. until approximately 10:30 a.m. During this time, Silver Line-Downtown Crossing/Temple Street service will terminate at Avenue De Lafayette. There will be no service to Temple Place or Tremont Street between Park and Boylston Streets. Bus stop connections can be made at Chinatown Station (Washington and Essex Streets) or at Tufts Medical Center Station on Washington Street.

Boat

• F1—Hingham Service will operate a regular weekday schedule.

• F4—Charlestown Service will operate a regular weekday schedule.

The RIDE

The RIDE will operate a regular weekday schedule. Please contact your RIDE contractor at the numbers below for details regarding Patriots’ Day service information.

North area: Greater Lynn Senior Services—888-319-7433TTY or 800-621-0420

South area: Joint Ventures—888-920-7433TTY or 888-607-7787

Northwest area: Veterans Transportation—877-765-7433TTY or 888-553-8294

For more information:

• Check T-Alerts throughout the day for up-to-the-minute service information.

• Sign up for T-Alerts.

• Follow the MBTA on Twitter @MBTA.

• Contact the MBTA Customer Communications Department at 617-222-3200, TTY: 617-222-5146.

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