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New Chelsea Commuter Rail Station Opens November 15

Updated on November 1, 2021

The new station sign has been installed over the ramp connecting the Silver Line to the Chelsea Commuter Rail station's outbound platform (October 2021)

On November 15, 2021, a new, fully accessible Chelsea Commuter Rail station will open, connecting the Newburyport/Rockport Line with the Silver Line 3 (SL3).

The new station is located less than half a mile from the existing station on Arlington Street, which will close permanently on Sunday, November 14, after the last train departs at 11:11 PM.

The new station is in the same fare zone (Zone 1A) as the soon-to-close station, and the same fall Commuter Rail schedule will remain in effect.

Getting to the New Station

The new station is located on Everett Avenue in Chelsea, next to the Market Basket supermarket. On opening day, signs and MBTA transit ambassadors will help guide riders as they walk along this route.

Walking directions

To get to the new station from the old one:

  1. Cross Arlington Street and travel north on 6th Street
  2. Turn left on Spruce Street and cross the train tracks
  3. Continue past MGH Chelsea and turn right on Everett Avenue
  4. The new station is on the left, after Santander Bank and before the train tracks

View a map with a walking route to the new station (English) 

View a map with a walking route to the new station (Spanish) 

View a flyer about the new Chelsea Commuter Rail station (English)

View a flyer about the new Chelsea Commuter Rail station (Spanish)

Riders who currently use Chelsea station on Arlington Street should plan to add 10–12 minutes to their commutes to walk, or take the SL3 between the old and new stations by riding outbound from Bellingham Square to Chelsea Station.

Please note that the new station has bicycle storage, but it does not have a parking garage or lot.

Full Accessibility

The new Chelsea Commuter Rail station is shown at dusk. The overhead lights that hang from the clear canopies over the platform are on. They illuminate the platforms at the left and right sides of the image, with the empty track running down the middle. The large Chelsea Station sign and map are shown along the right platform, and there are benches in the recessed lighted areas under the canopies. 
The new Chelsea Commuter Rail station is fully accessible (October 2021)

The new station includes numerous fully accessible features, including the following:

  • Boarding platforms
  • Benches and canopies
  • Sidewalks and ramps

It also has security cameras, passenger assistance telephones, and lighting throughout the station.

Safety First

Please do not walk along the Commuter Rail tracks or the Silver Line busway. Riders should cross tracks and busways only at marked pedestrian walkways, and watch for traffic.

Contact Us

For all questions and queries related to the Chelsea Commuter Rail station reopening, please contact ChelseaStation@mbta.com.

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