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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.


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


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
Route 1

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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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