MBTA Commuter Rail in Melrose and an Orange Line stop at Oak Grove Station. A trip from Melrose to Boston takes a mere twenty minutes on the T. MBTA buses run frequently in Melrose. Melrose’s easy access to Boston also means easy access to Logan International Airport. Melrose is also under an hour away from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

On August 3, 2022, the MBTA announced plans to shut down the entire Orange Line during a 30-day time period beginning on August 19, 2022 and lasting through September 18, 2022 with service resuming on Monday, September 19, 2022.

In response to this announcement, Mayor Brodeur joined the Mayors of Medford and Malden in calling upon the MBTA to increase transportation options for affected communities, including offering an express bus service to Boston from Oak Grove, Malden Station, and Wellington as well as increasing the frequency of service on the Haverhill commuter rail line. Read their joint letter here.

To keep riders updated about this upcoming Orange Line work, the MBTA has created a specially designated webpage available at