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LRTA announces Folk Festival route changes.

Lowell Regional Transit Authority announces schedule changes and added bus routes during 2010 Lowell Folk Festival July 23-25

Lowell, MA – In a recentĀ press release, the LRTA announced that they will again be providing shuttle service to and from the 2010 Lowell Folk Festival to help service its passengers better. Also, several of LRTA routes need to be diverted to due road closings. Please check the LRTA website for unanticipated road closings or event updates.

The MBTA has provided additional late trains on Friday and Saturday: 11:30pm Friday and 12:25am Saturday.

Shuttle service will be provided from the Kennedy Center/Gallagher Terminal to the Folk Festival area at the following times:

Friday 6:00PM to 11:15PM: 11:15pm will be the last bus to the Kennedy Center for connection with the last inbound commuter rail train.

Saturday 11:00AM to 12:10AM: 12:10AM will be the last bus to the Kennedy Center for connection with the last inbound commuter rail train.

Sunday 11:00AM to 7:00PM: The last bus to the Kennedy Center will be at 7:00PM.

The cost to park at the Gallagher Terminal will be $5.00

The fare for the LRTA Folk Festival Shuttles will be $2.00 (pay on outbound- no charge on inbound)

Please see below for LRTA Route Diversions and maps of the Shuttles.

2010 Folk Festival Route Diversions

Due to the road closings associated with the Lowell Folk Festival, the following routing and schedule changes will be in effect for Friday 7/23, Saturday 7/24, and Sunday 7/25/1010.

Route 01 Christian Hill

On Friday, 7/23, The outbound bus will utilize the following route from the Kennedy Center: Thorndike St. to Dutton St., right onto Market St. to Prescott St. to Bridge St. and continue of regular routing.

On Saturday, 7/24, the outbound combination Christian Hill/ Centralville bus will utilize the following route from the Kennedy Center: Thorndike St. to Appleton St. to Central St. to Prescott St. to Bridge St. and continue on regular routing.

On Saturday 7/24, the inbound combination Christian Hill/ Centralville bus will follow regular routing until it reaches the intersection of Bridge St. & East Merrimack St. Bus will take a left onto East Merrimack St. to High St. to Andover St. to Middlesex St. to Thorndike St. to the Kennedy Center.

Route 02 Belvidere

On Saturday 7/24, the inbound Belvidere Bus will follow the regular route until it reaches Saints Memorial Hospital at which time it will go down Church St. to Middlesex St. to Thorndike St. to the Kennedy Center.

Route 08 Centralville

The Centralville bus will follow the same route as Route 01 Christian Hill.

Route 09 Downtown Circulator

On Friday, 7/23, the Downtown Circulator will follow regular routing until it reaches the intersection of Merrimack and John St. At that time it will continue up Merrimack St. to Kirk St. to French St. and continue with regular routing. The Downtown Circulator will not operate after 6pm on Friday 7/23 and will not operate at all on Saturday 7/24.

Route 10 Dracut/ Tyngsboro

The Dracut/ Tyngsboro bus will follow the same route changes as the 01 Christian Hill.

Downtown Shuttle

On Friday, 7/23 (until 6pm), the Downtown Shuttle will follow regular routing until it reaches the intersection of Dutton and Market St. At that time the bus will turn right onto Market St. to Central St. to Merrimack St. and then resume normal routing.

On Friday 7/23 (6pm- 11pm), the Downtown Shuttle will utilize the following route from the Kennedy Center: Thorndike St. to Dutton St. to Merrimack St. to Worthen St. to Broadway St. to Dutton St. to Thorndike St. to the Kennedy Center.

On Saturday 7/24 (7:20am- 11pm) and Sunday 7/25 (11am- 7pm), the Downtown Shuttle will utilize the following route from the Kennedy Center: Thorndike St. to Dutton St. to Merrimack St. to Worthen St. to Broadway St. to Dutton St. to Thorndike St. to the Kennedy Center.

The LRTA sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience that these schedule and route changes may cause for our loyal customers. Please call (978) 452-6161 if you have any questions relating to these changes.