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Buses replace trains on parts of the Blue Line and Rockport Commuter Rail


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The MBTA said the change in service is due to necessary construction work.

The blue line John Blanding/Globe Staff/Dossier 2017

The MBTA announced on Sunday that Blue Line service between Airport and Bowdoin stations will continue to be suspended until Friday, May 13. Alternative shuttle and ferry services will continue to be provided.

MBTA said the suspension will allow completion of planned and additional work on the line.

Passengers should allow extra travel time and expect delays in shuttle service, the MBTA said.

“MBTA apologizes in advance for these delays and appreciates the patience of its passengers as work on the Blue Line is completed,” the transit authority said in a news release.

The previously scheduled suspension of Blue Line service between May 12 and May 29 from Wonderland stations in Orient Heights to allow for work on the Suffolk Downs pedestrian bridge will be postponed to a later date, the MBTA said. The new dates for this suspension will be published soon.

This week’s construction work will also impact the Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail line.

From May 9-13, shuttles will replace trains from Beverly Station on the Newburyport/Rockport line to North Station.

From May 14-22, shuttles will replace Newburyport/Rockport line trains from Orient Heights to the Blue Line connection. Customers at Chelsea station can use the Silver Line 3.

From May 23 to June 5, shuttles will replace Newburyport/Rockport Line trains from Beverly Station to Orient Heights Station. Customers at Chelsea station can use the Silver Line 3.

Customers should note that the Gloucester Drawbridge opens on May 23.

Over the weekend of June 11-12, buses will replace trains on the Newburyport/Rockport line from Salem Station to Orient Heights Station.

An updated timetable for the Newburyport/Rockport route starting May 9 will be posted online soon, the MBTA said.



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