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Lowell Line Service Changes

To support the Green Line Extension, work on the Lowell Line includes:

  • Aligning new Commuter Rail tracks
  • Construction of a new railroad bridge at Washington Street in Somerville
  • Added safety and monitoring with Positive Train Control (PTC) for the Commuter Rail

Learn more about the Green Line Extension (GLX)

Learn more about Positive Train Control (PTC)

Shuttle schedules are subject to change, dependent on weather, city-wide events, and construction progress.


Shuttle Service During Coronavirus

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all riders are required to wear face coverings and should leave extra space between themselves and other riders. Shuttle capacity is limited to 20 people.

See the latest COVID-19 safety guidance


Wilmington – North Station

Lowell Line trains service is replace by bus shuttles between Wilmington and North Station, with no service at Mishawum.

Weekends, October 10 – November 1, 2020

Shuttles run all day Saturdays and Sundays.

Each scheduled train will be replaced by both a local shuttle and an express shuttle:

  • Local shuttles will make all stops, except Mishawum.
  • Express shuttles will run directly between North Station and Wilmington.

Please note that shuttles cannot accommodate bicycles.


Lowell – Anderson/Woburn

Diagram of the Lowell Line, showing shuttles between Lowell and Anderson/Woburn. Also, there is no train service at Mishawum on weekends.

Most Weekends, November 7 – December 20, 2020

Shuttles will run all day Saturdays and Sundays.

Please note that shuttles cannot accommodate bicycles.

Note: Shuttles will run between Anderson/Woburn and North Station during Thanksgiving weekend, November 28 – 29.


    Anderson/Woburn – North Station

    Graphic of the Lowell Line, showing bus shuttles making all stops between Anderson/Woburn and North Station, except for Mishawum. There is also an express shuttle from Anderson/Woburn directly to North Station.

    Weekend of November 28 – 29, 2020

    Shuttles run all day Saturday and Sunday.

    Each scheduled train will be replaced by both a local shuttle and an express shuttle:

    • Local shuttles will make all stops, except Mishawum.
    • Express shuttles will run directly between North Station and Anderson/Woburn.

    Please note that shuttles cannot accommodate bicycles.


      accessible Shuttle Accessibility

      Shuttles are accessible to people with disabilities. Some bus shuttles may be provided by third-party contractors and will look different than MBTA buses. Some may provide accessibility via a lift in the back rather than a ramp in front.

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