Recently, the MBTA announced the start of weekend late-night service for both subways and major bus routes. As a result, the last arrivals of both the Red Line, as well as Bus Routes 22 and 23, at Ashmont Station will be approximately 3 am (view information about the updated schedule). The MBTA has posted Frequently Asked Questions to explain this change.
In anticipation of the later hours, Erica Mattison of the Carruth Building organized a meeting attended by SMAMS, MBTA Police, Boston Police, Longwood Security, and Carruth Building residents. While it is not clear how the later hours will change current policing needs around Ashmont Station, there is something we can all do to make sure that crime and noise around the station does not increase, and that the extended hours are a success: If you see something, say something!
If you see any problems around Ashmont Station, contact the Boston Police Department at 911 (617-343-4911 from a cell phone), or the MBTA Police at 617-222-1212. You can also download the “See Say” application for your smartphone from the MBTA App Showcase. While the police will have a presence in the area, the extra eyes of neighborhood residents will make sure that problems are addressed more quickly, and police staffing can be adjusted to meet the changing needs of Peabody Square. SMAMS will continue to monitor the situation and meet with Ashmont Station, MBTA Police, and Boston Police officials as necessary.