Woburn Delegation Calls for Reopening of Mishawum Commuter Rail Station
WOBURN – Representative 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.