Coming this week: Shuttle buses to replace Red Line trains on Braintree leg at night

Riders outside a disabled train at JFK/UMass station. File/Chris Lovett photo

Are you a commuter who uses the Red Line to get home on weekday nights? If so, plan accordingly.

Shuttle buses will replace Red Line train service between JFK-UMass and Braintree for several days in August while the MBTA does track maintenance. The MBTA announced the disruption on July 27.

The shuttles will run at "approximately 9 p.m. through the end of service from Mondays to Thursdays for two consecutive weeks, between August 1–4 and August 8–11,"according to a T statement, which added that the shut-down would "allow work crews more access to the track to expedite this maintenance work as efficiently as possible."

“We know any diversions in service can be frustrating for riders, but these evening diversions allow us to address necessary track repairs and speed restrictions on the Braintree branch, which will lead to a faster trip for Red Line riders," said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak.

The buses will make all stops between JFK/UMass and Braintree stations during the weekday diversions.


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