Ipswich (MBTA station)

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Station statistics
Address 4 Topsfield Road
Ipswich, MA, 01938-2132
Coordinates 42°40′36″N 70°50′26″W / 42.67670°N 70.84058°W / 42.67670; -70.84058Coordinates: 42°40′36″N 70°50′26″W / 42.67670°N 70.84058°W / 42.67670; -70.84058
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking Yes
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by MBTA
Fare zone 6
Passengers (2013) 579 (weekday inbound average)[1]
Preceding station   MBTA.svg MBTA   Following station
Newburyport/Rockport Line
toward Newburyport

Ipswich is a passenger rail station on MBTA Commuter Rail's Newburyport/Rockport Line, located in downtown Ipswich, Massachusetts. In recent years, parking in the area has been expanded to accommodate the influx of people. This includes the demolition of the old Ipswich Lanes candlepin bowling alley one block east of the station, to make way for a new parking garage. The station is handicapped accessible, with a mini-high platform on the northern end of the platform.

Ipswich was the terminus of the line from April 1976, when the lone round trip to Newburyport was cut, until full service was restored on October 26, 1998.[2] Just south of the end of the platform are two auxiliary tracks that were used to store trains during that time.

Connecting service[edit]

CATA provides weekend service during the summer on its Purple Line Ipswich - Essex - Crane Beach shuttle.


  1. ^ "Ridership and Service Statistics" (14 ed.). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Belcher, Jonathan (31 August 2012). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

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