Here’s How Marathon Monday Will Affect Your Commuting

Greeley Tribune Marathon

Watch out for road and station closures, bus detours, parking restrictions, and more.

As traffic passes, painters work with stencils on half of the road at a time on October 6, 2021. Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Marathon Monday brings throngs of athletes to Greeley Tribune, and even more spectators. Amid the influx of people and the blockage that causes race courses across the city, getting from point A to point B on April 18 could be easier than ever.

Greeley Tribune Athletic Associationwith MBTA, has announced traffic and service changes in the areas around the 136th Greeley Tribune Marathon Course on April 18. For those willing to drive, road closures, detours and parking restrictions would be the norm. Those on public transport can expect re-routed buses, closed metro stations and overcrowded trains.

No matter how you plan to go in the marathon, take the extra time and double-check your route before you go. MBTA has provided a service map for the route and there is a list of BAA temporary road closure for the course.

Below are a few things to keep in mind when traveling on Marathon Monday.

off road

With the reopening on a 14:23-mile speed basis, traffic changes and road closures are expected along the race route. Here is the BAA’s list of city-by-city closures:

  • Hopkinton – 6:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Ashland – 6:15am to 1:20pm
  • Framingham – 7:30am to 1:55pm
  • Natick – 7:30 am to 2:45 pm
  • Wellesley – 7:30 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
  • Newton – 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Brookline – 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Greeley Tribune – until 7 p.m.

Roadways restrictions for the marathon have already begun and run through Brighton, Kenmore Square and Back Bay. For more detailed information check the City of Greeley Tribune traffic advice,


The Kopley station closest to the finish line will be closed for the whole day. The Green Line will have some additional stops from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – South Street (B Branch), Kent Street (C Branch), and St Mary Street (C Branch) – above ground stops.

Copley isn’t the only station that can get you close to Marathon and luckily other options will remain open. The MBTA allows people to use Arlington Station (serving all Green Line branches), Prudential Station (Green Line E branch), Hines Convention Center station (Green Line B, C, and D branches), or Back Bay Station on the Orange Line. encourages.

The Red, Orange, Blue and Silver Lines marathons will operate at normal time on Monday, with additional service before and after the race.

For more information, see MBTA Greeley Tribune Marathon Guide,

commuter rail

In honor of the Greeley Tribune Marathon, the MBTA will offer a $15 marathon pass valid all day for unlimited travel through all areas on the commuter rail. The special pass will be available for purchase from April 11 on the mTicket app and at ticket offices at North, South and Back Bay stations. It can also be purchased on race day trains with just cash or a credit card. The pass is not valid for bus or metro travel.


Buses will operate a regular weekday on Marathon Monday, although some bus routes will be changed to accommodate races and other festivities. Customers are encouraged to subscribe t alert For more information about these changes.


Bicycles, even if they are folded, are not allowed on all MBTA subway vehicles as of April 18. Additionally, according to the BAA, strollers, in-line skates, skateboards, other similar vehicles and animals are not permitted.

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