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Red Line closed between Alewife and Harvard this week

Shuttle buses on Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square that have replaced subway service between Alewife and Harvard Square stations to allow for repairs.Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Red Line trains will be out of service between Alewife and Harvard stations this week for track work, officials said. Free shuttle buses will replace train service through Feb. 14.

After 8:45 p.m., there will be no Red Line service between Alewife and Park Street stations, officials said.

On weekdays, two accessible vans will be available and the commuter rail will be free between Porter and North Station, officials said.

“Transit ambassadors and other MBTA personnel will be available to assist riders throughout the Red Line,” officials said. “Riders should plan for extra travel time during this closure.”


Three entrances to subway stations will be closed — the Russell Field entrance at Alewife station, on Holland Street at Davis, and on Church Street at Harvard, but the stations will remain open so riders can wait for shuttles inside and out of the cold.

Red Line service also will be suspended between Harvard and Broadway stations during the weekend of Feb. 24-25 and March 2-3. Those closures will overlap with the multi-branch Green Line closure slated for Feb. 20 to March 8, officials said.

For more information on the Red Line closure, visit http://MBTA.com/redline.

Emily Sweeney can be reached at emily.sweeney@globe.com. Follow her @emilysweeney and on Instagram @emilysweeney22.