Lynn Commuter Rail Station Closure Sparks Frustration

LYNN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Lynn Commuter Rail station will be temporarily closed for repairs starting Monday, July 25, the MBTA announced Tuesday.

The closure is part of the MBTA’s Lynn Commuter Rail Improvements Project, which aims to improve the station's accessibility and make repairs to rails, platforms, and stairs.

The announcement has raised the ire of local and state officials, who say the MBTA is not doing enough to provide Lynn commuters with alternate options while the station is closed.

"It's a slap in the face," said Sen. Brendan Crighton, who slammed the agency for suggesting passengers take a bus to the Wonderland Blue Line station, or use the Swampscott Commuter Rail station; the Swampscott station is in a different MBTA Zone than the Lynn station and has a higher price per ride.

"We are Zone 2, they are Zone 3," said Crighton. "We should be certainly held harmless, if not offered a discount for this tremendous disruption."

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The Lynn Commuter Rail Improvements Project was originally scheduled to begin in the spring of 2023, but the MBTA said Tuesday that due to the station's deteriorating condition, the project is starting early.

There is no timetable for the station's reopening.

WBZ's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports.

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