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Lowell (MBTA station)

Station statistics
Address 101 Thorndike Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Connections Lowell Regional Transit Authority
Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 5
Parking 695 spaces, $5.00 / daily, $50 / monthly
7 accessible spaces
Bicycle facilities 18 spaces
Other information
Opened 1983[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Lowell Regional Transit Authority
Fare zone 6
Passengers (2008) 1,398 weekday avg.[2]
Preceding station   MBTA   Following station
toward North Station
Lowell Line Terminus

Lowell is a rail station on the MBTA Commuter Rail system in Lowell, Massachusetts. The station forms part of the Charles A. Gallagher Transit Terminal, which also incorporates the Robert B. Kennedy Bus Transfer Center, named for local politician Robert B. Kennedy.

Terminal and services

Lowell station is located at the Charles A. Gallagher Transit Terminal (aka Gallagher Transit Terminal, or simply Gallagher Station to many locals), an intermodal transit center, at 101 Thorndike Street(MA 3A) at the edge of Downtown Lowell. The station is the northern terminus of the MBTA Lowell Line providing train service to and from Boston. The Kennedy Bus Transfer Center is also located at the terminal for local and long bus service.

The Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) operates local bus service based at the Kennedy Center.[3] Peter Pan Bus Lines provides intercity bus service, with one round trip per day on its Concord, New Hampshire - Foxwoods Casino line, with connections in Worcester to other routes.[4][5]

The lobby at Gallagher Terminal includes a waiting area, a ticket counter for trains and intercity buses,[6] a Dunkin' Donuts, and rest rooms.

Passengers access the train platform from the lobby by way of a bridge over the tracks.


Boston and Maine R.R. Railroad station, Lowell, Mass. c1908.

The Charles A. Gallagher Transit Terminal opened in 1983.[1] Previously, this area had held a depot for the Boston and Lowell Railroad. To the east, Lowell had also been the location of a former Lowell and Andover Railroad, built by the Boston and Maine Railroad, station on Central and Green Streets known as Central Street Station, which is no longer in use.[7] In 2005, the Robert B. Kennedy Bus Transfer Center opened at the Gallagher Terminal as a new hub for all LRTA bus routes.[3]

Nearby destinations

Bus connections


  1. ^ a b  
  2. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (PDF). MBTA. 2009. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  3. ^ a b "First Transit (LRTA contracted manager)". Archived from the original on 2007-11-05. Retrieved 2007-10-02. 
  4. ^ "Terminal Listings".  
  5. ^ "Schedules Effective Sept 4th, 2007".  
  6. ^ "Greater Lowell Ticket Sales". Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  7. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Middlesex County, Massachusetts
  • MBTA > Commuter Rail > Lowell. MBTA. Retrieved on 2007-10-02.

External links

  • MBTA - Lowell Station
  • Lowell Regional Transit Authority
  • MVRTA - Route 41
  • Peter Pan Bus Lines
  • Sunshine Travel
  • Station from YMCA Drive from Google Maps Street View
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