The Senator Patricia McGovern Transportation Center opened for service on

Monday December 5, 2005 beginning with the first Inbound train to Boston.


       The Center is located at the corner of South Union and Merrimack Street (211 Merrimack St.) one block east of the former Lawrence Station. Beginning December 5th there will be no commuter rail service provided at Lawrence Station.


       The Boston Commuter Bus will also start providing service to and from the center on each of its outbound and inbound trips. Please see the Boston Commuter Bus schedule for details.


      The MVRTA route 33 bus will provide service to and from the center. The new schedule can be viewed now online. New edited maps will be available online the week of December 5, 2005 and hard copies of the schedules will also be available soon.


       The following are the parking rates for the Center:


- $1.00 per hour or part

- $8.00 daily max to 2:00 am

- $3.00 per day for commuter rail customers with proof *

- $50.00 monthly pass for commuter rail customers with proof*

- $75.00 monthly pass for regular parkers


*proof includes a valid Commuter Rail Monthly Pass or a receipt for a ticket sale. MBTA passes and tickets are available for sale at the Center Operations Office located adjacent to the platform.


Weekends and holidays - $4.00 daily max to 2:00 am


Overnight parking - $4.00 in after 9:00 pm, out by 8:00 am


Please be aware of this:


Special Operating Procedure at the Transportation Center


     Due to ongoing track and signal work on the Commuter Rail Line customers using the Commuter Rail Service will need to follow this operating procedure:


     When traveling Inbound to other stations and North Station please use the main platform to board the Commuter Rail Train. When arriving from North Station and other stations deboarding of the train will occur at the temporary platform located at the eastern end of the main platform. Please wait for the train to leave before using the paved track crossing to access the stairs and walkway located at the end of the main platform. Ensure you have a clear view of both tracks and that there are no trains approaching from either direction. Continue to look and listen while crossing the track. You will need to then walk back to the Transportation Center Building from this point.


    Track and signal construction is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2006. After this project is complete boarding and deboarding trains will take place at the main platform.


The following sets of directions should prove helpful in commuting to the

Senator Patricia McGovern Transportation Center



From Boston and Points South




From Lowell and points west



Note: To Return to Route 495S


Proceed straight to Route 495 South on ramp

From Haverhill



Note: To return to Route 495 North




From Southern New Hampshire



Note:  To return to Route 495 North and Route 213 West