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April 7, 2023 3:34 PM

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In a joint statement, Mayor Nicholson, Senator Crighton, and State Representatives Cahill and Capano wrote:

"We have been informed that the MBTA has made the decision to close the Lynn commuter rail station on October 1st. Safety continues to be our top priority and multiple issues cited by the MBTA have made this closure necessary.

We also understand the stress and inconvenience this puts on each resident and rider of the commuter rail. With these burdens in mind, we have worked with the T to ensure that proper mitigation will be offered to Lynn residents. We have requested the construction of a temporary platform to allow service to continue at the station while construction is ongoing. This request was approved by the MBTA and is in progress. In the interim, free shuttle buses will be provided from Lynn Station to Swampscott Station and Lynn riders will be able to board at Swampscott with a Zone Two pass.

This is a large reconstruction project that is anticipated to last at least three years. We will continue to work with the MBTA to ensure service disruptions are as minimal as possible and that Lynn gets the station we need for our future."




MBTA Lynn Station to Close on October 1 for Improvements

The station will remain closed through the upcoming $72 million renovation project. Riders may use shuttle bus service from Lynn to Swampscott until a temporary platform is built at Lynn, or Bus Routes 441/442 and 455 from Lynn to Wonderland for continued Blue Line subway service.

Lynn Commuter Rail station on the Newburyport/Rockport Line will close on October 1, 2022, to address potential station deterioration issues. Seeking to take proactive measures to advance rider and employee safety, the MBTA is completely rebuilding the station as part of the Lynn Commuter Rail Station Improvements Project. Following discussions with stakeholders and members of the community, alternate travel options during the station closure will include a free shuttle bus from Lynn to Swampscott station until a temporary platform is built. 

“During the closure of Lynn station, I want to assure riders that alternate travel options will be available. Bus Routes 441/442 and 455 connect to Wonderland for Blue Line subway service. Additionally, a shuttle bus will operate between Lynn and Swampscott for riders who would like to board at Swampscott until a temporary platform is built,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. “I want to thank our Lynn riders and the Lynn community for their continued patience as we make these critical upgrades, investments, and improvements at the station.” 

The MBTA’s Capital Programs team will continue public outreach and public engagement efforts as the MBTA moves toward the goal of safety improvements with the rebuilding of Lynn station. The MBTA will also host a virtual public meeting to discuss the work to be accomplished and details of the station closure. Details regarding the public meeting will be posted at soon.

With $72,519,591 allocated in the MBTA’s FY23-27 Capital Investment Plan, the Lynn Commuter Rail Station Improvements Project includes modernization work as well as station upgrades. The Lynn Commuter Rail station closure is being advanced to address safety concerns about deteriorating conditions of the station and associated infrastructure, and to accelerate the station rehabilitation project. The closure will allow the MBTA to expedite existing conditions surveys, to finalize design activities, and to advance early demolition work. The new Lynn station will include a new high-level center-island platform and canopy; accessibility upgrades, including new ADA-compliant elevators at both ends of the platform; new stairs and ramp, signage, and wayfinding improvements; track improvements; and other associated infrastructure improvements. When complete, the station’s upgraded structure will improve safety, accessibility, and the customer experience. 

The specific length of time for the station closure will be determined when the station design is fully complete, and the MBTA will communicate these details to riders as they become available.

Public Meetings

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 starting at 6:00pm

LOCATION Lynn City Hall Council Chambers - 4th floor
3 City Hall Square Lynn, MA 01901

Visit the MBTA Events page

Lynn Commuter Rail Station Improvements | Projects | MBTA

Please join the programs team for an In-Person Public Meeting to discuss the Lynn Improvements Program. This program consists of providing a new, fully accessible
platform, improved wayfinding, upgraded bridge structures, and increased overall system safety.

This meeting will be held in Lynn City Hall and livestreamed on the Lynn Community Television Facebook page. The program team will begin with a presentation at 6:00 PM, followed by time for Questions & Answers.

Instructions on how to join and participate will be posted on
the MBTA 'Events' webpage:

Project Page/Nov. 2nd Meeting Info


Bus Schedules and Commuter Information

During the station closure, riders may use Bus Routes 441/442 and 455 from Lynn to connect to Wonderland station for continued Blue Line subway service into Boston. Riders may also use free shuttle bus service from Lynn station to Swampscott station. Although Swampscott is a Zone 3 station, Lynn riders who board at Swampscott may purchase Zone 2 tickets and passes.

A temporary platform will also be constructed at Lynn and will serve Lynn station riders until station construction is complete. While buses will continue to operate at the station during the closure, bus stop areas may be moved to accommodate construction. Riders are encouraged to check for full information on service alternatives. 


Construction/Demolition Updates
Advisory: APRIL - JUNE 2023

Advisory: MARCH 1ST - 31ST 2023

The Lynn Commuter Rail station on the Newburyport/Rockport Line is a key transportation hub for the City of Lynn and the MBTA bus system. We are planning significant improvements to the station’s structure, safety, functionality, and accessibility that will also reduce station maintenance costs. .

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We appreciate your patience as the MBTA takes this important step in renovating Lynn Station.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the Lynn Improvements Program Team at


Temporary Platform

A tempoary train platform is planned. We will post more information as soon as it is available.

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