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Big MBTA Service Changes Marathon Monday

The transportation system will have more subway cars running, while some stations will be closed and parking garages will be cash-only.

File photo.
File photo.
The MBTA said it will implement major changes for the Boston Marathon, which will be held Mon., April 21.

Some of the changes include:
  • The Copley and Arlington subway stations will be closed all day Monday
  • MBTA parking garages will be cash-only and drivers must pay upon entering
  • Bikes will be prohibited on MBTA vehicles
Officials said those measures will reduce congestion.

"The MBTA will enhance service to rush-hour levels before and after the race," officials said in a statement.

They urged people planning on attending the marathon to take public transportation and monitor T-alerts for service updates.

The MBTA compiled this transportation guide for the marathon.
Jim April 11, 2014 at 12:07 PM
They justify cash only / pay on entry because of volume. They anticipate too many people will be exiting at the same time and they don't want to have lines / people getting stuck because they don't have enough money. I suspect they don't want to deal with the people who "lost" their tickets also. I do wonder how well they keep track of the funds though...
Southender April 12, 2014 at 03:36 PM
When they say Copley and Arlington stations will be closed all day does that mean from Midnight to Midnight?? Not clear.

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