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Changes to Bus Route 59

Effective September 1, 2019

How This Route is Changing

Route 59 will travel on the Elliot St only during peak travel times in the peak direction. At other times, buses will only serve the Needham St part of the route.

Between 7:30 AM and 8:45 AM, service to Watertown Square will alternate between Needham St and Elliot St.

Between 4:40 PM and 6:05 PM, service to Needham Junction will alternate between Needham St and Elliot St.

Map of Service Changes

Explore this map to learn more about changes to stops along this route.

What You Can Expect

If you take Route 59...

  • Toward Watertown Square from stops on Elliot St, Woodward St, or Lincoln St:
    • Between 7:30 AM – 9 AM, take your bus from your usual stop
    • At other times of day, walk to a nearby stop on Needham St, Oak St, Winchester St, or Walnut St
  • Toward Needham Junction from stops on Elliot St, Woodward St, or Lincoln St:
    • Between 4:30 PM – 6:15 PM, take your bus from your usual stop
    • At other times of day, walk to a nearby stop on Needham St, Oak St, Winchester St, and Walnut St
  • To or from stops on Needham St, your service is more frequent
  • To or from any other stop, your service is unchanged

Why We're Making This Change

By shifting some Route 59 service to Needham St, we’re able to provide more frequent service where there's more demand. 

Better Bus Project

Better Bus Project: Making transit better together

As part of the Better Bus Project, this route change allows us to better invest in long-term changes like adding more buses, more drivers, and more garages.

Learn about the Better Bus Project

Better Bus Project

Better Bus Project: Making transit better together

As part of the Better Bus Project, this route change allows us to better invest in long-term changes like adding more buses, more drivers, and more garages.

Learn about the Better Bus Project