Skip to main content
alert
Service Change Ongoing
MBTA service levels have been increased in the interest of the health and safety of our riders and employees. All riders must use face coverings when on the MBTA.   MBTA.com/coronavirus

Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line Changes at Salem Station This Weekend and Halloween Weekend

Posted on October 21, 2020

The MBTA today announced weekend Commuter Rail service changes at Salem Station on the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line and at the parking facility at Salem Station this weekend, Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25, and Halloween weekend, Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31. 

These service changes and adjustments to operations at the Salem Parking Garage are being made in partnership with the City of Salem. The MBTA will bypass Salem Station as part of a coordinated effort with the City of Salem to discourage an influx of visitors during the Halloween season and to support the City’s coronavirus safety rules implemented earlier this month. 

All outbound Newburyport/Rockport Line trains originating from North Station will bypass Salem Station on the following days and times:

  • Friday, October 23, trains departing North Station between 6 PM and 12 AM. 
    • Train Nos. 121, 175, 123, 177, 125, 179, 127, and 181 will not stop at Salem. 
  • Saturday, October 24, trains departing North Station between 10 AM and 10:30 PM. 
    • Train Nos. 1103, 1153, 1105, 1155, 1107, 1157, 1109, 1159, 1111, and 1161 will not stop at Salem.
  • Sunday, October 25, trains departing North Station between 10 AM and 10:30 PM. 
    • Train Nos. 2103, 2153, 2105, 2155, 2107, 2157, 2109, 2159, 2111, and 2161 will not stop at Salem.
  • Friday, October 30, trains departing North Station between 6 PM and 12 AM.
    • Train Nos. 121, 175, 123, 177, 125, 179, 127, and 181 will not stop at Salem. 
  • Saturday, October 31, trains departing North Station between 10 AM and 10:30 PM. 
    • Train Nos. 1103, 1153, 1105, 1155, 1107, 1157, 1109, 1159, 1111, and 1161 will not stop at Salem.

Inbound Commuter Rail service on the Newburyport/Rockport Line will continue to operate as scheduled, including making all stops at Salem Station.

The Salem Parking Garage will be closed to local traffic (open to MBTA Commuter Rail customers only) on the following days and times:

  • Friday, October 23, 6 PM – 11 PM.
  • Saturday, October 24, 12 PM – 8 PM.
  • Sunday, October 25, 12 PM – 6 PM. 
  • Friday, October 30, 6 PM – 11 PM. 
  • Saturday, October 31, 12 PM – 11 PM.

MBTA customers are reminded that face coverings are required while onboard T vehicles and within the MBTA system, including stations and stops. Customers are also encouraged to practice social distancing. 

More Information

Media Contact Information

For all queries and comments, please contact:

MBTA Press Office