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What's Open and Closed in Arlington on New Year's 2012?

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day: What's open and closed in Arlington on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, and the MBTA schedule for both days.

Here's the list of what is open and closed in Arlington and Massachusetts on New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, and New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013:

Open on New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 (at owner’s discretion):

  • Gas stations
  • Supermarkets
  • Convenience stores
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Call ahead before heading to any of the above establishments to confirm they are open. Some may be operating with limited hours.

Closed on New Year's Day Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013:

  • Banks and stock market
  • Arlington Town Hall
  • Post Offices
  • Robbins and Fox libraries
  • Arlington Recreation
  • Ed Burns Arena

Trash and Recycling Schedule

There will be no trash or recycling collection on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Tuesday's collection will be picked up on Wednesday, and there will be a one-day delay for the remainder of the week. The Friday pick-up will be delayed until Saturday. For missed pick-ups, call JRM directly at 1-800-323-4285. Refer to your Recycling & Trash Collection Guide for other rules regarding trash and recycling or visit www.arlingtonma.gov/recycle.

MBTA Schedule

The MBTA will be free on all service lines after 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

Subway

New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31: 

  • The Red Line will operate a modified weekday schedule with additional trains operating at rush-hour levels of service throughout the evening from 3 p.m. until approximately 2 a.m.
  • The Orange Line will operate a modified weekday schedule with additional trains operating at rush-hour levels of service throughout the evening from 3 p.m. until approximately 2 a.m.
  • The Blue Line will operate a modified weekday schedule with additional trains operating at rush-hour levels of service throughout the evening from 3 p.m. until approximately 2 a.m. 
  • The Green B-, C-, D-, and E-Lines will operate a modified weekday schedule with additional trains operating at rush-hour levels of services throughout the evening from 3 p.m. until approximately 2 a.m. 
  • The Silver Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.

New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1

Commuter Rail

New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31:

The following are the last Commuter Rail trains to operate. There will not be any alternative services available. Customers must arrive prior to departure time.

Outbound from North Station:

Fitchburg 2 a.m. Haverhill 2 a.m. Lowell 2 a.m. Rockport 2 a.m. Newburyport 2 a.m.

Outbound from South Station:

Providence/Stoughton 1:45 a.m. Franklin 1:45 a.m. Greenbush 1 a.m. Middleborough 1:10 a.m. Needham 1 a.m. Kingston/Plymouth 1:05 a.m. Framingham/Worcester 1 a.m.

New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1:

  • The Fairmount Line will not operate.
  • The Fitchburg/South Acton Line will operate a Sunday schedule.
  • The Framingham/Worcester Line will operate a Sunday schedule.
  • The Franklin Line will operate a Sunday schedule.
  • The Greenbush Line will not operate.
  • The Haverhill Line will operate a Sunday schedule
  • The Kingston/Plymouth Line will not operate.
  • The Lowell Line will operate a Sunday schedule
  • The Middleborough/Lakeville Line will operate a Sunday schedule.
  • The Needham Line will not operate.
  • The Newburyport/Rockport Line will operate a Sunday schedule.
  • The Providence/Stoughton Line will operate a Sunday schedule.

Bus

New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31 

New Year's Day, Tuesday, 1/1/13

  • Buses and trackless trolleys will operate a Sunday schedule
  • The following routes will not operate:
CT1   
CT2
CT3
4
5
7  14   
18
19
29
33
37  38   
51
52
62
65
67 68
70A   
74
76
77A
79   84
85
92
114   
121
131  132   
170
210
212
217
221   245   
325
326
351
352
354   411
424
424W  
426
428
430   434   
436
439
448
449
451   456   
459
465
501
502
503   504
505
553
554
556
558 

The RIDE

On New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31, The RIDE will operate on a normal schedule with extended hours until 2:30 a.m. 

On New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan, 1, The RIDE will operate on a Sunday schedule.

Arlington residents should contact Greater Lynn Senior Services at 888-319-7433 (for TTY, 800-621-0420) for details regarding New Year's service information.

Boat

New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31

  • F1 - Hingham Service will operate a modified weekday schedule. Additional service from Rowes Wharf to Hingham will operate at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. departures from Rowes Wharf will not operate. The last departure from Rowes Wharf to Hingham will be at 7:00 p.m. 
  • F2/F2H - Quincy Service will operate a modified weekday schedule. Three additional stops will be made in Hull: the 12:05 p.m. departure from Long Wharf will stop in Hull at 12:20 p.m. and arrive in Quincy at 12:35 p.m.; the 1:25 p.m. departure from Long Wharf will stop in Hull at 1:55 p.m. and arrive in Quincy at 2:10 p.m.; and the 2:15 p.m. departure from Long Wharf will stop in Hull at 2:35 p.m. and arrive in Quincy at 3:00 p.m. There will be no evening service after the 6:05 p.m. departure from Long Wharf.  
  • F4 - Charlestown Service will operate a regular weekday schedule

New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1

  • F1 - Hingham Service will not operate.
  • F2/F2H - Quincy Service will not operate.
  • F4 - Charlestown Service will not operate.

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