BOSTON – Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Tweeted from Atlanta that the Super Bowl Parade, with the duck Boats, would be on Tuesday, February 5, starting at 11 a.m.
The parade route is Boylston Street (at Hereford Street), left onto Tremont Street to Cambridge Street, ending on Cambridge Street.
We will close these streets to traffic at about 9 a.m.:
- Boylston Street, Massachusetts Avenue to Tremont Street
- Tremont Street, Boylston Street to Court Street
- Cambridge Street, Court Street to New Chardon Street
- If you park near the parade route, please make sure to check the posted street signs. Streets where we restrict parking will have posted signs that say, “No Stopping Boston Police Special Event.” We will start towing in these restricted areas at 6 a.m.
Temperatures should be fabulous for a parade in February! The National Weather Service is forecasting highs in the 50s for the parade.
Parade-goers travelling on the MBTA are encouraged to visit mbta.com/patriots for full information on service, service adjustments, and purchasing fares.
All customers are strongly urged to purchase round-trip fare in advance.
Parking availability can be checked at some of the busiest MBTA stations on Twitter @MBTA_Parking. Daily parking rates are $2 – $15 with cash, credit, or mobile phone.
As a result of the anticipated crowds, trains and platforms will experience extremely heavy volume.
Customers should exercise caution, stay safe, and be prepared for longer commutes and crowded conditions associated with the high demand for service.
The MBTA thanks our regular riders for your support and apologizes in advance for any inconvenience you may experience as a result of the increased volume of passengers.
· While the commuter rail is operating a regular weekday schedule on all lines, customers and parade-goers should budget additional travel time and expect longer commutes due to the heavy volume of passengers anticipated.
· Commuters and parade-goers are both encouraged to travel into the city well before the start of the parade and exit the city before the evening commute, if possible. Customers with flexible schedules may want to consider inbound trains that depart just before or just after the height of rush hour and those who have the flexibility to work remotely on Tuesday should consider doing so.
· The MBTA asks those taking the commuter rail to the parade to be mindful of the fact that daily riders will also be filling trains tomorrow. The commuter rail has operated at capacity during previous Patriots’ Parades, causing travel impacts during both morning and evening rush hours.
· Parade-goers are encouraged to plan ahead and check commuter rail schedules in advance for the times of outbound trains after the parade ends.
· Service changes like express trains making additional stops or trains running express after reaching capacity are possible. Customers should be aware that trains may hold past their scheduled departure times until they reach capacity. Ridership will be carefully monitored for additional standby trains to be deployed to stations and lines as needed to accommodate all passengers.
· Bikes, including folding bikes, will not be allowed on board trains due to the anticipated crowds.
· Additional staff will be available throughout the day to assist in managing lines, fare collection, and boarding. Information will be available at North, South, and Back Bay Stations offering additional details.