Late trains to Newburyport a stark experience ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe The 10:30 train arrives at the isolated Newburyport Commuter Rail Station. Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe The station is surrounded by nothing but swamps and warehouses. The downtown is a 30-minute walk away, along roads without sidewalks. Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe The station building opened in 2002 and used to have a coffee shop and sell tickets. But it was been shut down for years because no business could survive, even though more than 800 people boarding inbound trains each weekday. Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe Restrooms and the water fountains are inside, but the doors are bolted shut. Two pay phones are outside, but red and black wires stick out of a broken receiver. Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe Commuters leave the 10:30 train. Shuttle service between the station and downtown was discontinued a decade ago due, and the last bus leaves the station at 6:30 p.m. Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe Taxis swing by the station in case anyone gets stuck. Late-night commuters occasionally find themselves giving rides to strangers or being chased down the platform by panicked passengers. Still, police say the area is safe.