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Newburyport/Rockport Line 

  • There will be no train service on weekends from July 8 to September 30, and no train service north of Salem on weekdays from July 17 to August 13.
  • We will run ADA accessible bus shuttles to help you make your way between the North Shore and Boston.
  • Expanded weekend ferry service: The City of Salem and Boston Harbor Cruises will be expanding ferry service to and from Long Wharf in Boston on weekends from July 15 through September 30
  • To help you better plan your trip, open parking space information for Beverly, Salem, and Wonderland station garages will be updated live on Twitter here.
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Weekday service info

July 17–August 13, 2017
No train service north of Salem

HOW DO I GET TO BOSTON AND BACK?
Accessible bus shuttles – with WiFi and restroom facilities – will run between Newburyport and Salem, and Rockport and Salem, making stops at every Commuter Rail station.

You can also:

  • Drive to a Blue Line stop, or use a different Commuter Rail line.
  • Use local MBTA bus service in your area to connect to the subway.
  • Ride the Salem or Lynn ferries.
  • Connect with C&J or Coach Company for bus service to and from the Newburyport area.
HOW MUCH DO I PAY?
  • Bus shuttles are free.
  • Zone 3 monthly passes will be accepted north of Salem for all of July and August.
  • Pay Zone 3 fares for individual and 10-ride tickets for any stop north of Salem.
  • Make sure to use all your Zone 3 individual and 10-ride tickets by the end of August.

PARKING INFORMATION

To help you better plan your trip, open parking space information for Beverly, Salem, and Wonderland station garages will be updated live on Twitter here.

Parking will be free at all available station lots north of Beverly Depot Station (North Beverly, Hamilton/Wenham, Ipswich, Rowley, Newburyport, Montserrat, Beverly Farms, Manchester, West Gloucester, Gloucester, and Rockport). Please note: Parking at Salem Station is extremely limited and parking laws will be strictly enforced across the city. If possible, please choose to park at a lot other than Salem Station during construction.

ANY LIMITATIONS?
Bicycles (including folding bikes) are not allowed on shuttle buses due to space restrictions.

WHAT’S HAPPENING?
The Beverly Drawbridge, built in 1885, located between Salem and Beverly Depot Stations, is getting replaced.

LINK TO THE WEEKDAY SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BEVERLY DRAWBRIDGE REPLACEMENT
Specific Shuttle Bus Pick-up_Drop-off Locations - Newburyport Line
Specific Shuttle Bus Pick-up_Drop-off Locations - Rockport Line

 

 

Weekend service info

July 8–September 30, 2017
No train service

HOW DO I GET BETWEEN BOSTON AND THE NORTH SHORE?
Accessible bus shuttles – with WiFi and restroom facilities – will run between North Station and Newburyport, and North Station and Rockport, making stops at every Commuter Rail station.

The City of Salem and Boston Harbor Cruises will be expanding ferry service to and from Long Wharf in Boston on weekends from July 15 through September 30. Click here for service details. 

You can also: 

  • Drive to a Blue Line stop or use a different Commuter Rail line to get to Boston.
  • Use local MBTA bus service in your area to connect to a subway train traveling to Boston.
  • Ride the Salem or Lynn ferries.
  • Connect with C&J or Coach Company for bus service to and from the Newburyport area.

HOW MUCH DO I PAY FOR THE SHUTTLE BUS?

  • $10 round trip ticket.
  • Tickets sold at the North Station ticket office in Boston.
  • Zone 3 or higher monthly passes will be accepted.

 PARKING INFORMATION

To help you better plan your trip, open parking space information for Beverly, Salem, and Wonderland station garages will be updated live on Twitter here.

Parking will be free at all available station lots north of Beverly Depot Station (North Beverly, Hamilton/Wenham, Ipswich, Rowley, Newburyport, Montserrat, Beverly Farms, Manchester, West Gloucester, Gloucester, and Rockport). Please note: Parking at Salem Station is limited and parking laws will be strictly enforced across the city.

ANY LIMITATIONS?
Bicycles (including folding bikes) are not allowed on shuttle buses due to space restrictions.

EXTENDED FERRY SERVICE INFO

Please note that these trips will be on the 272-passenger catamaran ferry The Manhattan, a different vessel from the Bowditch, Salem’s regular ferry, and trip times will be increased to approximately 75 minutes.

Weekend additional Ferry (July 15 through September 30):

Depart Long Wharf, Boston Arrive Salem Wharf
10:30 a.m.      11:45 a.m.
1:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 

Depart Salem Wharf Arrive Long Wharf, Boston
12:00 p.m.      1:15 p.m.
3:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 


WHAT’S HAPPENING?
On weekends between July 8 and September 30, we will be installing a federally-mandated, automatic train braking-safety system, called Positive Train Control (PTC) on the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line.

LINK TO THE WEEKEND SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE
LEARN MORE ABOUT PTC
Specific Shuttle Bus Pick-up_Drop-off Locations - Newburyport Line
Specific Shuttle Bus Pick-up_Drop-off Locations - Rockport Line

 

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