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Red Line riders react to shuttle bus replacements

Waiting for a Red Line replacement shuttle in Davis Square on a "sunny, Sunday morning" wasn’t so bad, according to Boston resident Angela Johnson.

“I missed one [bus], but I waited barely ten minutes and a second bus showed up. And it was pretty much empty,” said Johnson, who traveled from the Harvard Station stop early Sunday.

However, Johnson said the buses hit nearly every red light along its route, making the trip feel longer.

Johnson said a lack of Sunday morning traffic and not so many riders may have attributed to the speedy services.

“I don’t know what it will be like when it is snowing or raining and gross outside, though,” she said. “It probably won't be so pleasant.”

Like Johnson, two Tufts students returning from Harvard said service was efficient, but they noticed a difference in travel time due to traffic lights.

“Because it’s the first weekend they are doing it, I think they are over-zealous {with the amount of buses]” said freshman Patricia Solleveld.

Both Solleveld and freshman friend Spencer Meldrume weren’t hopeful for winters potential impact.

STEVE ANNEAR

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5

Number of bus replacements that came between 11:59 a.m. and 12:07 p.m. on Sunday in Davis Square, headed towards Alewife.

 
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