Coming This Fall! Ride the MBTA Lowell line for free.
UMass Lowell is excited to announce a partnership with the MBTA - Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, providing free service to the university community on the Lowell commuter rail line. This partnership allows student, staff and faculty access to the Lowell commuter rail at no charge to them, by using the mTicket app.
mTicket app - Apple
mTicket app - Google Play
Create an account with your UMass Lowell email address by:
Note, if you currently have a personal MBTA mTicket account with an e-mail address that is not your @student.uml.edu or @uml.edu address, you will need to create new account. You will not get your free tickets to your Ticket Wallet with any other address.
Once your account is created, your ticket will be loaded automatically into your Ticket Wallet every Monday. Because the current software system only allows accounts to be uploaded to the MBTA once a week (on Thursday for the upcoming Monday), students are encouraged to create their account as soon as possible to take advantage of the program. Any accounts created on or after a Thursday (for instance, on a Friday) will not be activated until the following week.
Please note that once you use a ticket, you can not use another ticket for 90 minutes.
Check out the MBTA website for the complete list of stops and schedules.
Boston and points between Lowell and Boston
UMass Lowell students and employees are able to use the LRTA and line 01/41 on the MVRTA at no cost, by scanning the UMass Lowell UCARD.
Note: If you're looking for information about our on-campus shuttle system, the River Hawk Roadster, follow the links to the Shuttle services in the navigation bar on the left. The information below is about the public transit agencies in the area which are not affiliated with the university.
To be eligible to use the LRTA and MVRTA with your UCard, you must meet one of the following criteria by being:
In addition, we have partnered with the LRTA and they created line (line 20) that will service the ICC weekdays. From 7 to 11 a.m. LRTA buses will run between the ICC, University Crossing, North Campus and Downtown Lowell. After 11 a.m. the transportation services will resume service with the regular UMass Lowell shuttles.
To the train station and getting around Lowell
Lawrence, Methuen, and points east
There are numerous taxi services operating in Lowell which can be taken to the transit terminal, campus, and many other destinations.