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Welcome Aboard The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA), 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

We will be closed Monday May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no bus or van service on this day. We will be running on a normal schedule Sunday May 28, 2017 and Tuesday May 30, 2017


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Effective - May 8th - Route 34 Will no longer service the Marston Medical Center.  The route will continue to service Lawrence General Hospital. (5/8 Route 34 times now available)


ROUTE 33 -
Outbound (peters Street closed in North Andover Route 125 to right, Route 114 to North Andover Mall, Inbound regular routing. 5/19

ROUTE 18 -
Outbound regular routing to AHEPA - down to Water Street to Lincoln Avenue to hospital service Kennedy Circle / Holy Family to Riversedge Plaza.

Inbound from Hospital back to Lincoln Avenue, Water Street (bypassing Keeley, Groveland, Boardman, Buttonwood and Mill Streets) to HTS. 5/19

ROUTE 01 -
Outbound/Inbound detours from Stop & Shop out to Pleasant Valley and into Methuen Plaza, service Walmart and resumes regualr routing.  5/19

ROUTE 40 - Outbound (Hampshire Street closed) detour back through Methuen Square to left, Broadway to Village Mall and regular routing.  Inbound regular routing. 5/19

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Effective March 7, 2017:

Town of Newbury/Byfield MVRTA Ring and Ride operation schedule is as followed:

·         Weekdays: 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

·         Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The new schedule will follow the schedule of the surrounding communities of Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland and West Newbury.

Effective January 15, 2017

There here will be a new routing for the Route 41 on the Outbound and Inbound in Lowell: Click here for the new routing

Effective January 16, 2017

The Route 54 will be servicing the Senior Center/ Community Center from High Street.

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