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McGovern Center


The Senator Patricia McGovern Transportation Center opened for service on Monday December 5, 2005 beginning with the first Inbound train to Boston. 

The garage is owned by the MVRTA and managed by LAZ Parking Inc.  For more information you can call the garage at (978)682-6902.

The Center is located at the corner of South Union and Merrimack Street (211 Merrimack St.). 

The Boston Commuter Bus will also provide 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 North Andover bus will provide service to and from the Center.

The following are the parking rates for the Center: 
  • Up to 1 Hour -     $2.00

  • UP to 2 Hours -   $3.00

  • Up to 3 Hours -   $4.00

  • Up to 5 Hours -   $5.00

  • Up to 12 Hours - $8.00

  • Up to 24 Hours - $12.00

  • $4.00 per day for commuter rail customers with proof *

  • $51.00 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.


Special weekends and holidays - $4.00 daily max up to 24 hours.

Please be aware of this: The following sets of directions should prove helpful in commuting to the Senator Patricia McGovern Transportation Center

From Boston and Points South

  • Route 93 North to Route 495 North to exit 43 Mass. Ave, North Andover.

  • Take a left at the end of the off ramp (Mass. Ave. South Lawrence)

  • Continue straight on Mass. Ave. (Past Lawrence Savings Bank)

  • Upon entering Lawrence, Mass. Ave. changes to Loring Street.

  • Take a right at these lights; go over the Railroad Bridge to the intersection of South Union and Merrimack Streets.

  • Take a right at this set of lights onto Merrimack Street

  • The main entrance to the Transportation Center is located at the end of building on the right

From Lowell and points west
  • Route 495 North to exit 43 Mass Ave, South Lawrence

  • Take a left at the end of the off ramp (Mass. Ave. South Lawrence)

  • Continue straight on Mass. Ave. (Past Lawrence Savings Bank)

  • Upon entering Lawrence, Mass. Ave. changes to Loring Street

  • Continue straight through the lights at Salem Street to the stop sign.

  • Take a left onto Market Street to the lights at South Union Street.

  • Take a tight at these lights; go over the Railroad Bridge to the intersection of South Union and Merrimack Streets.

  • Take a tight at this set of lights onto Merrimack Street

  • The main entrance to the Transportation Center is located at the end of building on the right.

Note: To Return to Route 495S
  • After leaving main entrance of Center take a left onto Merrimack Street

  • Go over Railroad Bridge and take a left at set of lights onto Market Street

  • Proceed to stop sign and take a right onto Loring Street

  • Proceed straight to Route 495 South on ramp

From Haverhill
  • Route 495 South to exit 44-43, Mass Ave., Merrimack Street

  • Off ramp will lead to lower deck of Merrimack River Bridge; Stay in right lane.

  • At end of bridge bear right and proceed down off ramp to Merrimack Street

  • At end of off ramp take right onto Merrimack Street

  • Follow Merrimack Street approximately one quarter mile to the Transportation Center which is located on the left.

Note: To return to Route 495 North
  • After leaving main entrance of Center take a right onto Merrimack Street

  • Continue under Route 495 Bridge

  • Entrance to the on ramp is located on the left

  • Proceed up on ramp to lower deck of bridge and enter left lane.

  • Take a left onto on ramp to Route 495 North at end of bridge

From Southern New Hampshire
  • Route 93 South to Route 213 East to Route 495 South to exit 44-43 Mass Ave., Merrimack Street

  • Off ramp will lead to lower deck of Merrimack River Bridge; Stay in right lane.

  • At end of Bridge bear right and proceed down off ramp to Merrimack Street

  • At end of off ramp take right onto Merrimack Street

  • Follow Merrimack Street approximately one quarter mile to the Transportation Center which is located on the left.

Note: To return to Route 495 North and Route 213 West
  • After leaving main entrance of Center take a right onto Merrimack Street

  • Continue under route 495 Bridge

  • Entrance to the on ramp is located on the left

  • Proceed up on ramp to lower deck of bridge and enter left lane.

  • Take a left onto on ramp to Route 495 North at end of bridge.

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