Turnstiles and service info

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How incidents affecting service are updated throughout the week
Our Control Center is staffed with people who can publish emergency alerts from early mornings through late evenings, daily; this service is not available during overnight hours. Alerts are posted once reports come in and there’s helpful information to give, and details may change over time.

System status snapshot
‘L’ route status
Red Line
Normal Service
Blue Line
Normal Service
Brown Line
Normal Service
Green Line
Normal Service
Orange Line
Normal Service
Pink Line
Normal Service
Purple Line
Normal Service
Yellow Line
Normal Service
Bus routes w/alerts
Elevator alerts