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MBTA to boost subway service on Marathon Monday; some stations, bus routes to close

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  April 11, 2013 10:00 AM

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Officials are urging Boston travelers to take public transportation to get around the city for the Patriots’ Day holiday on Monday, when some streets will be closed for the Boston Marathon and traffic is expected to be especially busy due to the race, a late-morning Red Sox game and a Bruins game in the evening.

Thousands of extra riders – but hopefully no mid-race runners – are expected to use the MBTA on Monday.

The T said it plans to run “rush-hour level” service on the Red, Orange, Green and Blue subway lines before and after the marathon. Copley Station on the Green Line will be closed. Two stations on the line’s C branch, Kent Street and St. Mary's Street, along with South Street on the B branch, will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the T said.

Thirty-four bus routes will not run Monday and 20 others will be diverted at various points of the day. All other buses and trackless trolleys will operate a Saturday schedule.

The commuter rail, Silver Line, and boat lines will run on their regular weekday schedules. Users of the RIDE, which will run on a modified weekday schedule on Monday, should contact their RIDE contractor for details.

The MBTA also said it plans to adjust various bus routes in and around Copley Square on the weekend leading up to the race due to pre-marathon events.

For more details about the T’s schedule this weekend and Monday, click here.

The T advised customers to check T-Alerts for the latest service information.

To read more about traffic and parking bans around Boston, click here.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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