Service Changes & Detours

New schedules went into effect 1/24/21, affecting most routes, and are posted on our website, Facebook, buses, and at the Elm St. Pulse.

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2/1/21:  See Detours, below, for 3-week Preble St. closure and detour information for Routes 7, 8, and the Husky Line.

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December 14, 2020 Metro Lowers Passenger Cap.

In response to the recent surge in COVID cases, Metro will lower the Passenger Cap from 30 to 20 riders on local routes.


WINTER WEATHER DELAYS

None at this time.


DETOURS

Beginning Monday, February 2, 2021:  

There will be a crane placed at the top of Preble Street on February 1st causing Metro buses to detour onto Cumberland Avenue. The closure will last for approximately three weeks. The detour routes will be:

Line 7 – From Elm Street, left on Cumberland Avenue, left on Casco Street, left on Congress Street, to regular route. Stop 424 on Preble Street will be out of service.

Line 8 and Husky – From Preble Street, left on Cumberland Avenue, right on Chestnut Street, right on Congress Street, to regular route. Stop 424 on Preble Street will be out of service for Line 8.

 

SERVICE CHANGES

New schedules went into effect 1/24/21, affecting most routes, and are posted on our website, Facebook, buses, and at the Elm St. Pulse.

Effective Sunday, September 1, 2019, METRO stop ID #399 (Oxford & Alder St.) will be permanently relocated to Oxford and Preble St. - in front of 1000 Oxford St. The stop will be posted. This change affects Routes 2, 4, and 5 outbound only.


As of August 30, 2020 the stop at Shaw's - Westbrook will be discontinued. Please board at stop on Main St. (Shaw's plaza side for Outbound to Westbrook; across Main St. by Rock Row/ Market Basket for Inbound to Downtown Portland).


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We make every effort to notify riders of service changes; however, It's not possible to include all current detours related to weather or construction. The best ways to receive current service updates include:

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  • Use a smart phone app (free download from smttracker.com) to track a bus or text 41411 with the  wording "SMTT bus stop i.d. number (found on the bus stop sign) for updated arrival time. 
  • Contact Customer Service at 207-774-0351.
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