Commuters Prepare For Friday Night Shutdown Of MBTA Orange Line

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Many Orange Line commuters are tapping their Charlie Cards in and out for the last time before the entire line shuts down for the scheduled month-long repair work Friday night.

The MBTA is providing several alternative travel options, including shuttle busses and expanded Silver Line service during the shutdown. But, many T riders are concerned about how the shutdown will impact their daily lives.

Christian rides the Orange Line five days a week. When asked if he was ready for the 30-day shutdown, his answer was simple.

"No, not at all," he told WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas. "I'm very glad there are signs because I wouldn't have found out any other way. I really just can't believe it's going to be down for a month."

Other commuters, like Mike, are going with the flow.

"It's going to be a little pain, but it is what it is," he said. "I want to find out when the commuter rail starts; it might be a little easier... I guess for tomorrow morning, I'll try the shuttle, see how that works."

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports

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