Harvard busway reconstruction - stop locations shifted & busway closures
As of June 23rd, the MBTA has shutdown one level of the Harvard station busway for a reconstruction project. The reconstruction began with the upper level of the busway and will be followed by the lower level.
Bus riders on Routes 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 77, 79, 86, and 96 should pay attention to changing bus stop locations throughout the project.
Routes 71 and 73
Riders on Routes 71 and 73 now board and exit passengers at temporary bus stops on Mount Auburn Street near Brattle Square. Buses do not travel into the busway or serve the Mass Ave at Waterhouse Street stop.
At the Waterhouse Street stop, passengers can board any route 72, 74, 75, 77, 78, or 96 bus to Harvard Square to the Eliot St stop then walk to Mount Auburn at Story St to connect to routes 71 or 73.
Routes 72, 74, 75, 72/75, 77, 78, and 96
Riders travelling away from Harvard Square on Massachusetts and Concord Avenues now board buses on the lower level of the Harvard busway tunnel.
Riders travelling to Harvard Square now exit buses at temporary bus stops on Brattle Street.
Riders travelling toward Sullivan Square now board and exit buses on the lower level of the tunnel. As construction progresses, pay attention to changing bus berth locations.
Riders travelling toward Reservoir board and exit buses at street level on Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle and Eliot Streets.
Routes 1, 66, 68, 69
Riders travelling on these routes will see no changes to boarding locations; however, riders should pay attention to changes in boarding locations for trips with connections to other bus routes.