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Updated: Thursday Evening Service Diversions for the Lowell Line

Posted on August 29, 2019

regular service Update

Normal service resumed on the Lowell Line beginning with outbound Train 337 (6:30 PM from North Station).


Due to an equipment malfunction as part of the Green Line Extension project, Commuter Rail service on the Lowell Line is currently suspended between North Station and Anderson/Woburn.  

Working at the site of a future abutment wall for the new Broadway Bridge in Somerville, a drill rig experienced a mechanical failure and is immobile near the Commuter Rail tracks.  

Out of an abundance of caution, the MBTA will be setting up diversions in service.  

For outbound Lowell Line service

For service to Anderson/Woburn and points north

Customers should take the Orange Line to Wellington Station, where buses will be staged to transport customers to Anderson/Woburn. From Anderson/Woburn, customers will board Commuter Rail service to complete their trip to Lowell.

For service to West Medford

Customers can board MBTA bus route 326 from Haymarket Station for service to West Medford.

For service to Wedgemere and Winchester Center

Customers should take the Orange Line to Wellington Station. From there, customers should board MBTA bus route 134 from Wellington Station.  

Busing will remain in place while special equipment is dispatched to the area to ensure the drill remains stable until it is removed. 

For inbound Lowell Line service

Customers can board buses from Anderson/Woburn that will run express to Wellington Station.  From there, customers can board the Orange Line.

For both inbound and outbound service

The MBTA is also establishing a bus shuttle that will make all regularly scheduled stops between West Medford and Anderson/Woburn along the Lowell Line. 

All Commuter Rail passes and tickets will be honored on the Orange Line and shuttle buses for the duration of the diversion.

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