By adamg on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 8:30pm
The MBTA tonight announced it's adding additional morning service on the Blue Line and more service throughout the day on the Green Line's E branch and the 7 bus from South Boston, following complaints today that service reductions went too far and led to riders being forced to crowd together at a time when that's the last thing they should be doing.
The T urged people to travel "only if absolutely necessary." This morning, several riders expressed frustration at crowding, because they had no choice but to take the T to their jobs.
In addition to the increased morning service on those lines, the T said it would be adding additional service on the 501 and 504 routes.
WBUR reports that subway ridership fell 48% last week, and that the number of cars parked at commuter-rail stations fell 69%.
MBTA coronavirus information.