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The Concord Trolley

Tour Concord’s important historic sites, visit recreational areas, enjoy shopping, or commute for work on the new convenient FREE hop-on, hop-off trolley.

The trolley begins at the MBTA Concord Center commuter rail stop and will serve key locations in Concord, including the North Bridge, Concord Museum, Meriam’s Corner, the Wayside/Orchard House, and West Concord.  The trolley operates in a continuous loop beginning at the Thoreau Depot to Concord Center and Visitor Center.

The trolley is handicap accessible, will have a bike rack (coming soon), and is available to tourists and residents alike.

Twice a day on weekdays the trolley visits the West Concord's Commuter Rail Station at approximately 11 am and 1 pm, and three times on weekends at approximately 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm.

Commuter Rail

There are two commuter rail train stations in the Town of Concord - the Concord Center station and the West Concord station. For schedules of the commuter rail click here.

The Commuter Rail in Concord connects with other Rapid Transit and Commuter Rail Systems of the New England Region. A map of the whole system is available on this link.

The Commuter Rail has a reduced fares program. CharlieTicket or mobile phone mTicket App reduced fares purchase is valid for boarding the Commuter Rail (CharlieCard is not valid on Commuter rail). For more information and to check Reduced Fares eligibility requirements, click on this link.

MBTA Commuter Rail Schedule

Bus and Ride Services

Yankee Line Commuter Service

Yankee Line offers commuter service between Acton, Concord, and Boston Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The Yankee Line commuter bus runs two inbound and two outbound trips from Crosby’s Supermarket to Copley Square. Tickets are available for purchase online and can be purchased from the driver with cash or check. One-way trips cost $12.00, and 10-ride commuter books cost $92.00. The schedule and information can be found here.

Council on Aging Van

The Council on Van is available to eligible Concord residents and provides transportation to and from locations within Concord and to appointments at Acton Medical. The COA van runs weekly shopping trips to Market Basket in Maynard and twice a month each to Crosby's Market and Trader Joe's. Learn more about COA van service on this link.

The RIDE

The RIDE paratransit service provides door-to-door, shared-ride transportation to eligible people who can’t use the subway, bus, or trolley all or some of the time due to temporary or permanent disability. The RIDE is available year-round in 58 cities and towns, including Concord, with similar operating hours to the MBTA—generally from 5 AM to 1 AM daily. Travel times are comparable to the same trip taken on fixed-route transit (bus, subway, or trolley) plus an additional 20 minutes. The RIDE is a shared service, so you’ll travel with other customers going in the same general direction. Learn more about the RIDE by clicking on this link.

Why hop on the Concord Trolley infographic

Stops include:

  • Thoreau Depot MBTA Commuter Rail
  • Concord Visitor Center
  • Concord Museum/Emerson House
  • Meriam’s Corner
  • Wayside/Orchard House
  • North Bridge/The Old Manse/Robbins House
  • Minuteman National Historical Park North Bridge Visitor Center
  • West Concord Commuter Rail

Click here for the Concord Trolley Interactive Map

Concord Trolley Route in Central Concord and with West Concord stop
Trolley Stops and Places of interest with walking time from stops
Weekday trolley Shuttle Schedule
Weekend trolley Shuttle Schedule

*Brief stop at Concord Visitor Center before going to West Concord.

Note: The listed times are approximate, subject to traffic, and weather conditions. These might change to support MBTA commuter rail service.

Tell us how to improve the trolley!

The Concord Trolley is a pilot project and running through November 14th. This is your opportunity to tell us what you think! Share your feedback and comments by following the survey link below:

https://forms.gle/DSDQecjRX9DWw78e8