Route 1 Bus Schedule Changes
The MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) is revising public transportation schedules effective June 19, 2023. The changes include adding a second bus to serve the Route 1 fixed route and re-routing bus service to include more locations in Wellesley.
Here’s what you need to know about the Route 1 Bus:
The MWRTA uses the "flag down" system - wave down a bus in transit along the route and the bus will stop as long as it's safe.
Fares for fixed route buses vary and may be paid by cash, using a pre-loaded CatchCard, or by purchasing a monthly pass. Visit the MWRTA Fares webpage for complete details.
For questions and additional information, contact MWRTA at email@example.com or call 508-935-2222.
The weather is good, so this is the prime time to try out new mobility options in town. More than 30% of our emissions come from transportation in and around. Like what you say? How about FREE rides around Wellesley and useful neighboring spots on the Catch Connect van service for folks 12 and over. Try taking the train to Natick or Boston; the T to the Red Sox game; walk, scoot, or bike to work, to friend's houses and to do errands this month.
While you are trying new transportation options, try combining your Amazon deliveries (maybe your neighbors too) to 1 x a week to reduce truck deliveries in town.
These are all part of Town of Wellesley's Sustainable Mobility Plan which also includes more sidewalk connectivity, new bike racks and bike repair stations, more road crossing lights, bike lanes, and electric vehicle charging stations.
Fares are still being waived on the Metro West Rapid Transit Authority's Catch Connect door to door bus service in Wellesley. Riders 12 and older can ride unaccompanied. More information is here on this curb-to-curb MicroTransit system. Use the app to book a ride when you are ready. Rides are provided on a first come first served basis and service any address within the Town of Wellesley, as well as: Newton Wellesley Hospital, Natick Community Center, Woodland MBTA Station, Waban MBTA Station.
Riders can make transfers to other transit systems:
- MWRTA Route 1 at Woodland
- MWRTA Routes 10 & 11 at Natick Community Center
- MBTA Fram/Worc Commuter Rail Line via Wellesley Square, Wellesley Hills, or Wellesley Farms Commuter Rail Stations
- MBTA GreenLine via Woodland or Waban T Station
Please click here to view a service map.
Service Hours: 6:45AM - 6:45PM, Monday-Friday