MBTA Launches Lynn Ferry


THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY Transportation Authority (MBTA) launched its Lynn Ferry service recently with a ribbon-cutting followed by a cross-harbor ride from the Lynn Blossom Street Pier to Boston’s Long Wharf. Attending the event were Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Gina Fiandaca, MBTA General Manager and CEO Phillip Eng and elected officials, community members and stakeholders.

“I’m proud of the effort by the MBTA team that has enabled us to offer new ferry service between Lynn and Boston, not only in advance of the Sumner Tunnel closure, but also allowing us to continue this service after the Tunnel reopens,” said Eng. “A safe and reliable transportation network is paramount to the public we serve, and building water transportation as part of our network gives the traveling public new and viable alternatives for travel, in this case between the North Shore and Boston.”

people cutting ribbon in front of ferry

The Lynn Ferry operates 10 trips per day on weekdays between the Blossom Street Pier in Lynn and Long Wharf in Boston. The ferry began operating, in part, in support of providing additional travel alternatives during the July and August closure of the Sumner Tunnel.

“The launch of the Lynn Ferry will provide a needed transportation option to our communities in Lynn and beyond,” said Fiandaca. “The Lynn Ferry is part of MassDOT’s strategy for water transportation, and I’m grateful to the partners who made this a reality. As we prepare for the Sumner Tunnel closure, options like water transportation will also be a key part of our efforts to help travelers ‘Ditch the Drive’ and explore alternative transportation options over the next two months.”