02/05/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/05/2023 18:17
Alewife Station and parking garage to remain closed following Saturday's car crash.
Customers may ride shuttle buses stationed at Alewife's busway.
The MBTA today announced that the parking garage at Alewife Station will be closed at least through tomorrow and that Alewife Red Line service is likely to remain closed for the week while the MBTA works on options to reopen the station to Red Line service utilizing the Russell Field headhouse. On Saturday, a vehicle crashed into the top floor of the Alewife parking garage, sending a barrier and concrete debris onto the station below.
Shuttle buses will continue to replace Red Line service between Alewife and Davis as work is completed to safely reopen the station. Customers may board these buses at the busway at Alewife Station. MBTA staff and Transit Ambassadors will be present during service hours to assist customers. Signs will also direct customers to the bus shuttle area.
Garage users should seek alternate parking sites. Drivers with vehicles already parked in the garage may retrieve them. The MBTA will reopen the garage after it has created a safe, accessible path of travel from the garage to the busway.
For alternate transit and parking options, riders can use the online Trip Planner tool at mbta.com/trip-planner.
The T will provide updates on the status of both Alewife Station and garage as they become available. The MBTA appreciates the patience of the public as necessary repairs are made.