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Welcome Aboard The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) is your public transportation service. The MVRTA serves the northeast corner of Massachusetts with over 1 million miles of city, suburban, interurban, and rural scheduled bus routes. 


Detours and Alerts

Detours and Alerts

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Please be advised that due to construction on Main St., the Route 13 WILL NOT be stopping at Central Plaza until construction is finalized.  Please use Route 18 and walk from Water St. or use Route 13 and walk from the Town Hall to access Central Plaza.

Starting on April 17, 2018 through November 2018, a lot of our routes will be on temporary detour due to road work.  The detours may change unexpectedly depending on road closures.  Visit Twitter or the Transit app for detour updates. Expect service interruptions.  We will resume regular routing immediately after road work is completed.

Effective April 01, 2018, there will be no drop off or pick up allowed by 103 Broadway Street (LIQUOR MART).  The new drop off or pick up location will be right before Valley Street (by phone booth and before fire hydrant).  NO FRONT STORE PICK UP OR DROP OFF BY LIQUOR MART. 

There is new routing for the Route 51 starting Sunday April 01, 2018 for the Outbound and Inbound, as we will utilize Elliot Street to service NECC.

·       Bus will stay on Amesbury Rd.
·       Right onto Elliot St. to service NECC and then proceed to regular routing.

·       From NECC, bus will make a left onto Elliot St.
·       Right onto Kenoza St. and then proceed to regular routing.

Now  you can watch your MVRTA bus approach in real-time, with up-to-the second departure times that tell you exactly when your bus is coming, with the Transit App (click here for instructions on how to download the app in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese) 


 Please Note: MVRTA Real-time information is also available in Google Maps.

There are Schedule CHANGES and CANCELLATIONS for the following routes
Effective March 5, 2018

Route 21 (Andover Shuttle)
-  F
irst bus leaving Andover Senior Center will be at 8:10am

Route 85 (Lawrence Shuttle)
-  First bus leaving the Lawrence Senior Center will be at 7:00am

Boston Commuter B3 will be CANCELED
-  Pelham St. & Park & Ride leaving at  6:45am CANCELED
-  McGovern Transportation Center leaving at 7:00am CANCELED
-  S. Broadway and Bowdoin St. leaving at 7:07am CANCELED
-  Mt. Vernon & S. Broadway leaving at 7:10am CANCELED
-  Shawsheen Sq. leaving at 7:15am CANCELED
-  Andover Center leaving at 7:20am CANCELED
-  Faith Lutheran Church leaving at 7:30am CANCELED
-  Govt. Ctr. arriving at 8:20am CANCELED

Boston Commuter B7 will be CANCELED
-  State & Congress St. leaving at  4:40pm CANCELED
-  Transportation Building leaving at 4:50pm CANCELED
-  Bedford St. leaving at 5:00pm CANCELED

There is new routing for the
Route 37 (Beacon Street) starting Monday February 05, 2018 for the Inbound ONLY, as we will no longer service Glenn and Shepard.

  • After departing from the Marriot Springhill Hotel, it will stay straight on Andover Street
  • Right onto Beacon Street to proceed to regular routing.

The routing for the Outbound will remain the same.

Please note changes for the time points 2, 3, 4 and 5 (OUTBOUND) and time points 8, 9 and 10 (INBOUND).

Please check for further changes and alerts on Twitter 

@ #mvrtaalerts 



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How To Ride

How To Ride It is very important to MVRTA that you understand all your options when it comes to your local transit services. Where should you begin? Well, you can start with one of the shortcuts above to one of our three service areas. Each area describes the kind of services offered and provides links to Frequently Asked Questions about How to Ride. If you cannot find the answers you are looking for, please Contact Us and we will be glad to help! read more >>

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