Friday, November 2, 2012
Buses will replace trains between Harvard Square and Alewife stations.
The Red Line between Harvard Square and Alewife stations will be shut down on Saturdays and Sundays for four straight weekends, starting on Nov. 17, according to the MBTA's website. The last weekend of the closure will be Dec. 8 and 9. During those weekends, bus service will replace trains between Harvard and Alewife. The MBTA says the closures are taking place so the transportation authority can work on the Floating Slab Project. The Tufts Daily reports that floating concrete slabs rest on rubber disks and are designed to minimize vibrations and wear and tear in the tunnel. This same section of Red Line experienced four months of weekend closures in late 2011 and early 2012 so the MBTA could begin substantial repair work in the tunnel, …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The MBTA sent out the alert at about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday.
Alewife Station is temporarily closed due to police activity, the MBTA announced at about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday. Alternate shuttle service will be running between Alewife and Davis stations during the closure, according to the MBTA. Please contact any MBTA station personnel for assistance.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Weekend service on the Red Line between Harvard and Alewife will be shut down from Nov. 5 to March 4. It's just the beginning of ongoing repair work that will last until 2016.
If you enjoy hopping on the Red Line on Saturdays or Sundays for a straight-shot train ride into Boston, you will need to find alternative plans starting this weekend. Beginning Nov. 5 and lasting until March 4, Red Line trains will be out of commission on weekends between Harvard and Alewife stations as the MBTA conducts work on the tunnel and tracks. The Red Line will operate on a normal schedule Mondays through Fridays throughout that period. In place of trains, the MBTA will operate buses between Harvard and Alewife stations during weekends. The four months of weekend shutdowns will affect thousands of people. On a typical Saturday, there are about 21,285 fare gate entries at Davis, Porter and Alewife stations, according to Joe …