Orange Line faces month-long shutdown


Chris Lisinski/State House News Service

The Orange Line will be closed until Sept. 18 for safety repairs.

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor

Emerson’s Campus Life Office shared alternative travel resources and on-campus spaces available to off-campus students in light of city-wide MBTA shutdowns in a statement Thursday. Beginning Aug. 19, the Orange Line and Green Line Extension will be under safety repair work for a month. 

Shuttle buses will run from Haymarket inbound for the Orange and Green lines and from each line’s respective stops from Haymarket outbound to Union Square and Oak Grove. 

The city of Boston will offer free Blue Bike memberships for the month. Discount parking for Emerson students with cars is available at the Boston Common and Ritz garages. 

The college’s Campus Life Office reminded students of the on-campus spaces available to them, including the Lion’s Den and the Iwasaki Library. Study and meeting spaces are also available for reservations on Spacebook.

The college did not outline any school-wide accommodations it will make for commuting students, but advised students to maintain an open line of communication with professors throughout the month. 

As we all may experience increased commuting times due to this closure, it is important to plan ahead and adjust your travel time accordingly to allow enough time to attend your classes and other meetings on time,” the email stated. “The faculty set the attendance and lateness policies in their classes, so be sure to understand those policies.”

The Orange line is slated to be reinstated Sept. 18.