Bus service to Boston Landing Station

Loving the new station – service to downtown is so much quicker and will only get better when they add more options to catch the train. My question is about the bus service to the area. The only line that is convenient to the Station is the 64 bus, which does not come by that often. I typically walk home in the winter with bad weather or for safety purposes, it would be nice to have options. Would also allow neighbors with disabilities more options.

Every time I’ve checked, the “next” bus is about an hour away. Yesterday, the next scheduled bus (per the app I use which takes it’s info from the MBTA feed) never came – I refreshed the app at the stop within 5 min before that bus was supposed to arrive and that option was gone. Next bus would have been 1.5 hours later. Is the MBTA looking at increasing the frequency of this bus? Adding more lines?

8 replies on “Bus service to Boston Landing Station”

  1. This is definitely a question that is in the mix right now — let me try go get you an update on the T’s thinking.

    There is specific interest in a new connection from Watertown, but that won’t help you.

    1. I’d appreciate an update on this. Over the last few months, I’ve noticed a steady increase in the number of commuters that take advantage of Boston Landing. The 64 bus is inconsistent and with the winter coming and more businesses opening at the landing I’m sure even more people will try using buses to get there.

  2. The 64 actually skips the Life St @ Guest St and Arthur St @ Guest St stops. I think they’re avoiding the construction, but I know for me and several others every morning this means an extra 5 minute walk to reach the commuter rail on a tight schedule. I would be very appreciative if the 64 bus would stop where the MBTA and Google Maps says it does.

    1. Thanks for flagging this, I have notified the T and they will update their service advisory and website accordingly. Currently, and for the past couple of years, the 64 bus proceeds straight on North Beacon and does not serve stops on the Arthur-Guest-Life Streets segment due to construction.

      Andrew Bettinelli
      Chief of Staff
      Office of Senator William N. Brownsberger

  3. You are correct in that the 64 does not operate with great frequency – headways are 25 minutes in the morning peak, 35 minutes throughout the day, 30 minutes in the evening peak, and 70 minutes in the evening.

    It is my understanding from speaking with the MBTA, that they will be undertaking a comprehensive service planning process beginning in the fall. This will consist of a review all routes, to see where they are meeting or falling short of expectations, and contemplate changes. Changes may include redistribution of service hours between routes as well as the potential alteration, creation or elimination of routes. There will be opportunities for public input.

    Andrew Bettinelli
    Chief of Staff
    Office of Senator William N. Brownsberger

  4. I agree with Christine’s observations. For Boston Landing to achieve its full potential and take cars of the road, we need to have better bus service to bring folks from across the neighborhood. Many of the developers of new housing units such as the Saint Gabriel’s project tout the proximity to mass transit including Boston Landing. We need a regular reliable bus service to get us there. This isn’t just for people going to work down town, but also people traveling to work in the neighborhood.

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