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Route 5 bus is detoured off Oak Hill Road onto Shea to Pratt to St. Joseph's to Legros to Beech to and from Park Hill Plaza. The route 2 bus is detoured up Hospital Hill Road to Chandler to upper Nelson to Memorial back onto to Hospital Hill Road outbound towards Monument Square. The route 2 bus inbound to Fitchburg cannot service Leominster Hospital as The lower end of Nelson Street is closed.

Service Alerts

Gardner Route 1 Detour (9/2/2021):

Route 1 will detour West Street to Colman Street to Parker Street, as Foss, Douglas, and Robillard Streets are closed.

Gardner Route 2 Detour (9/2/2021):

Route 2 will detour Parker Street to Colman Street to West Street.

BOTH GARDNER ROUTES 1 & 2 WILL USE GREEN STREET AS WOODLAND STREET IS CLOSED

Routes 1 & 3 Permanent Route Change:

The City of Fitchburg has painted solid yellow lines on Laurel Street, near the intersection of Walton Street, so traffic does not use that area of the road. This makes it very difficult for the buses to get onto Walton Street. Route 1 will now stay on Laurel Street all the way to Rollstone Street and then left on Pine to continue route (and vice versa for Route 3). This will bypass Walton all together. Please make note and change walking path to routes accordingly.

Long-Term Detours:

Routes 1 & 3:

Starting August 11 and running thru September, Routes 1 and 3 will be on detour from 8 am to around 3 pm daily (all times and dates are approximate). Both buses will be using Nashua Street, The Leominster Connector, and the rear entrance to the Whitney Field Mall, going to and from Monument Square because Hawes Street is closed for construction.   

Route 2 Bus:

Starting July 6, 2021 the Route 2 bus will be detoured due to construction on Water Street for the “Sewer Separation Project.” This project will run until the end of September. The bus will be detoured off Water Street at the Fifth Street Bridge (now called John T. Centrino Memorial Drive) to Harvard to Summer to Main to the Intermodal (and reverse).  Riders needing the bus between the bridge to Main Street by Central Plaza and the bridge are advised to walk either to the Intermodal or to just after the bridge.  See attached drawing from the City of Fitchburg.

Change to Wachusett Shuttle as of 9/1/21:

The Wachusett Shuttle will no longer run the last loop in the 7pm hour as of 9/1/21.  Please click here for the new schedule.

Also the MBTA has notified us that there will be additional Mondays throughout the Fall & Winter when a shuttle bus will be used to transport train passengers to Littleton Station. The next date for this diversion is September 20, 2021.  Future dates will be announced by the MBTA as they are known. MART will use the same modified Wachusett Shuttle Schedule that we did on August 16 & 17.  Please click here for the one-day Wachusett Shuttle Schedule and here for the MBTA PTC Diversion Schedule.

Returning Services:

Fitchburg State begins the Fall Semester on 9/1. The Route 4 bus will return to it’s normal schedule on 8/30/21. The FSU Shuttle will also return on 8/30. Please see the FSU Supplemental Schedule for details.

Fitchburg Public Schools will also resume on 8/30/21. Please see revised Supplemental Schedule for details.

MWCC classes resume on 9/8/21. Intercity Service will resume on it’s regularly scheduled date of the day after Labor Day (9/7/21).

Suspensions that began the week of 3/16/20, yet still remain:

The following bus routes have been suspended due to COVID-19:

  • Littleton-Westford Commuter Shuttle
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