This page was updated Dec. 2023.
Green line updates that impact Wellesley riders
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will temporarily shut down the Green Line during part of during Dec. 2023 for track construction.
The tentative schedule for the Green Line shut down is as follows:
- Riverside to Kenmore
- December 11, 2023 – December 20, 2023
Other Wellesley transportation options:
Route 1 bus
The MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) has launched a revised Route 1 bus schedule in Wellesley. The new schedule began in Sept. 2023.
The new Route 1 bus will be available in the mornings and evenings and has been updated to include stops at Babson College, MassBay and Cross Street, placed between stops at Woodland Station and the Natick Mall.
Wellesley’s Department of Public Works plans to install a sign for the stop at Cross Street, which will be located where the street intersects with Central Street.
The MWRTA will continue to use its “flag down” system, allowing passengers to get on by waving the bus down away from scheduled stops, as long as it can safely pull over.
Fare for the Route 1 bus can be paid in cash, with a pre-loaded CatchCard or with purchase of a monthly pass.
For questions or additional information, contact MWRTA via firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling 508-935-2222.
MWRTA Hospital shuttle
Do you need a ride to a medical appointment in the Boston area? MetroWest Regional Transit Authority’s (MWRTA) hospital shuttle service provides door-to-door service for Wellesley residents to:
- West Roxbury V.A.
- Dana Farber
- Jamaica Plain V.A.
- Beth Israel
- N.E. Baptist
- Joslin Clinic
- Brigham & Women’s
- New England Deaconess
To schedule a ride call the MWRTA Reservations Call Center at 508-820-4650, Monday through Friday.
The shuttle service operates every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30am–6pm. Shuttle riders must complete and submit the registration form to 15 Blandin Ave., Framingham, MA 01702 or drop it off at the Tolles Parson’s Center. Information on fares here. To learn more about this shuttle service, please contact the MWRTA 508-820-4650.
MWRTA CatchConnect is a curb-to-curb transit system designed with flexibility in mind. Trips must be booked when you are ready for a ride, which is provided on a first come, first served basis. New customers will receive a $3 promotional credit upon signup. Catch Connect fares are paid through the Catch App at a flat rate of $2.00 per trip. More information on fares here.
Service hours are Monday-Friday from 6:45am-6:45pm. To get started with this program, either download the MWRTA CATCH app on your smartphone or call 508-283-5083. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Wellesley Council on Aging bus
Nov. 2023 update: The Wellesley Council on Aging (COA) ride service is available Monday through Friday. If you’d like more information, please reach out to the COA at (781) 235-3961 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellesley, Mass. is home to three commuter rail stations, all of which are on the Framingham/Worcester line.
Address: 1 Grove St., Wellesley, MA
Parking: Tailby Lot, 103 Linden St, Wellesley, MA
Number of spaces: 224
Address: 90 Croton St., Wellesley, MA
Parking: 90 Croton St., Wellesley, MA
Number of spaces: 190
Address: 341 Washington St.
Parking: 341 Washington St.
Number of spaces: 55
Sumner Tunnel updates
Although the Sumner Tunnel is located in Boston, not Wellesley, its periodic closures can be a pain point for Wellesley residents trying to catch flights out of Logan International Airport.
The good news—the Sumner Tunnel will remain open through winter and spring 2024.
The next Sumner Tunnel closures will take place summer 2024, when the tunnel will be closed seven days a week from July to August. More here on what’s being done.
The 88 year-0ld Sumner Tunnel is the most direct route from Wellesley Square to Logan International Airport. Typically, it takes about 40 minutes to drive the distance of 16 miles.
On the days that the tunnel is closed, make sure to give yourself an hour or more to drive from Wellesley Square to the airport. Very inconvenient, but infrastructure projects—what can you do?
We’re big fans of the Logan Express bus out of Framingham. They do the driving, we relax. Our most recent trip to the airport on during a time affected by the tunnel closure was coming home from Logan in Nov. 2023. The bus was routed through the Ted Williams tunnel. That trip from Logan Airport to the Framingham Logan Express terminal (across the street from DSW Shoes) took 45 minutes.