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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Service Updates: May - June 2022

Updated  May 26, 2022

Service Changes

Effective June 6, 2022 - September 1, 2022

Due to construction in downtown Westbrook, several bus stops for Routes 3, 4, & Husky Line,
near the current Westbrook Hub location on Mechanic Street and along William Clarke Drive, 
will be temporarily moved to other nearby locations.

- Bus stops on Mechanic Street - in front of the fire station and Mechanic/Main St. -- will not be in service during this construction.
- All 'out of service' bus stops will be clearly marked with signage and directions of new, temporary bus stops.

Please check back for updates on these service changes.

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Holiday Service Schedule -- Summer 2022

  • Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day: NO BUS SERVICE

  • Monday, July 4 - Independence Day: NO BUS SERVICE



MAY 2022 - Service Changes/Updates

Sunday, May 8 - Schedule Changes in Effect - Routes 1, 3, 5, and Husky Line

  • Route 1 returns to regular full service schedule (service was reduced March/April due to staffing shortages -- see below).
  • The Husky Line route begins summer service (reduced) schedule through August 28, 2022.
  • Route 3 reduced weekday service frequency; Route 3 weekdays no longer continues as Route 5.
  • Route 5 minor schedule changes; Route 5 no longer continues as Route 3.

Monday, Sunday May 9 - BREEZ service returns to regular route, schedule, and express fare ($4/$2).

  • METRO BREEZ returns to regular schedule and route (service was reduced March/April due to staffing shortages -- see below);
    Return to express fares:  $4 full fare/$2 (reduced).


Holiday Service Schedule

  • Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day: NO BUS SERVICE

  • Monday, July 4 - Independence Day: NO BUS SERVICE

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Temporary Schedule Changes effective 3.28.22 - May 7, 2022

Greater Portland METRO is temporarily reducing service, due to staffing shortages, on two bus routes --- METRO BREEZ and Route 1. 

These changes begin on March 28, 2022 and are expected to continue through May 7, 2022.


Schedule and information, effective March 28, 2022 - May 7, 2022
-- METRO BREEZ
-- 
Route 1


METRO Riders:
Add value to your DiriGo Pass Smartcard online or at participating CVS, 7-Eleven, and Walgreens locations.

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Additional information:

METRO BREEZ provides express service between Portland, Yarmouth, Freeport, and Brunswick, with 14 roundtrips Monday - Friday. 

During this service reduction, four (4) southbound and three (3) northbound trips will not operate. Saturday service will not change.

From March 28, 2022 - May 7, 2022, the one-way fare for BREEZ will be lowered from $4 to $2 (Reduced fare lowered from $2 to $1). 

To provide additional service, BREEZ will also stop at all Route 1 stops between Washington Avenue and Thompson's Point, including along St. John Street and Mercy at the Fore.

Route 1 provides local service between Thompson's Point/PTC and Munjoy Hill/Eastern Prom with stops, app. every 1/4 mile, along Congress Street. During this time, METRO is reducing Route 1 service frequency from every 30 minutes to every 60 minutes. Many stops along Route 1 are also serviced by Route 7, 9, and BREEZ.

METRO is experiencing staffing shortages due to unforeseen short - and long-term bus operator leave of absences (mostly unrelated to the COVID-19 virus). METRO does not have sufficient bus operators to run all routes as scheduled. In early May, METRO plans to return to regular service for Route 1 and BREEZ and the Husky Line will change to its summer schedule.






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