E Line Shutdown and Transportation Alternatives

[UPDATED 8/12/2020]

Green E Line construction is underway with a 28-day continuous closure between August 2 – 29. CommuteWorks would like to highlight some options below to get to the LMA while it remains closed.

For more information or assistance planning your specific commute, please contact the MASCO CommuteWorks coordinator, egustavson@masco.harvard.edu. The MTBA will also publish a weekly summary of work accomplished to their website.

Alternative Service (Shuttles and 39 Bus)

  • Free shuttle service between Heath and Prudential stops will meet or exceed current frequency of current E Line shuttle
  • Route 39 Bus (Forest Hills – Back Bay) will run every 7 minutes during peak hours, 10-13 during non-peak hours, 11-15 minutes on weekends

From MBTA Commuter Rail South Station/Red Line

From South Station, take the Red Line or walk to Downtown Crossing or Park St.

  • At Downtown Crossing, take the Orange Line to Ruggles. Transfer to either the MBTA bus Rt. 8, Rt. 19, or Rt. 47, or LMA Ruggles Shuttle (MASCO member employees may ride for free with employee ID).
  • At Park St. transfer to the Green D Line or Green C Line. For the D Line, get off at Fenway or Longwood; for the C Line, get off at Kenmore and transfer to the Rt. 65 bus, or continue on to St. Mary’s St., Hawes St., or Kent St. See LMA map with nearby stations here.

From MBTA Commuter Rail North Station/Green Line/Orange Line

  • At North Station, take the Orange Line to Ruggles. Transfer to either the MBTA bus Rt. 8, Rt. 19, or Rt. 47, or LMA Ruggles Shuttle (MASCO member employees may ride for free with employee ID).
  • Take the Green D Line to Fenway or Longwood Station. See LMA map with nearby stations here.
  • Take the Green C Line to Kenmore and transfer to the Rt. 65 bus, or continue on to St. Mary’s St., Hawes St., or Kent St.

MBTA Bus Routes with LMA Stops

From Cambridge

  • Take the Red Line inbound to Central Square. Take the Rt. 47 bus to Brookline Ave @ Short St.

From MBTA Commuter Rail to the West

Driving

When driving into the LMA, please factor in extra time. Seek alternative routes to avoid these closures (updated 8/11):

  • Evans Way: Thursday 8/6 – Thursday 8/20
  • Fire Dept. Crossing + Ruggles St. Intersection: Thursday 8/13 – Monday 8/17
  • Forsyth Way: Monday 8/17 – Friday 8/21
  • Huntington Ave/South Huntington Ave Curve: Thursday 8/20 – Tuesday 8/25
  • South Huntington Ave: Sunday 8/2 – Sunday 8/23

For detour maps for the above intersections, click here.