Woburn Delegation Calls for Reopening of Mishawum Commuter Rail Station

WOBURNRepresentative Richard M. Haggerty (D-Woburn), Representative Michelle
L. Ciccolo (D-Lexington), and Senator Cindy F. Friedman (D-Arlington) are making efforts
to reinstate Commuter Rail Service at Mishawum Station. Service to the commuter frequented
station provides access to the Lowell Line and has remained closed since December 14, 2020.

In a recent letter to MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak, the Delegation stressed the
importance of Mishawum station as “the most accessible way for residents and visitors
commuting from Woburn Center, surrounding neighborhoods, and those staying at the various
hotels found along the Lowell line to access the commuter rail and region at large.” Another
area of concern was the increased traffic resulting from a return rush hour travel patterns, with
the three legislators requesting the MBTA to reinstate the 2019 pre-pandemic summer schedule
for the station. This schedule consisted of the commuter rail stopping at Mishawum Station
three times during the rush hour each weekday.

The letter came after hearing concerns from constituents on the station’s continued closure and
lack of public transportation option to access Boston. Reliable, accessible, and affordable
public transportation remains a top legislative priority for the delegation.