The following is information regarding the mitigation plan for the interruption in Commuter Rail service from July 17 through August 13 due to the reconstruction of the Beverly-Salem bridge and interruption in weekend service from July 8 through September 30 for the installation of Positive Train Control hardware. For more information regarding these interruptions in service, please visit the MBTA website.

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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.

HOW MUCH TO PARK?
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.

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.

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.

HOW MUCH TO PARK?

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.

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.

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