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Welcome Aboard

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


 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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