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The Concord Trolley

Please note the Concord Trolley's pilot season ended on November 13th.

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, has a bike rack, and is available to visitors 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.

For more information on the Concord Trolley, visit the Trolley's page.

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MBTA Commuter Rail Schedule

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.

Bus and Ride Services

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.

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.

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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.

The RIDE Flex: An MBTA On-Demand Service

With The RIDE Flex, you can instantly book trips with Uber and Lyft—there's no need to schedule in advance. Eligible RIDE customers can take Flex trips with MBTA partners Uber and Lyft. More providers will be available in the future.

Features of this new pilot program include:

  • Same-day bookings with a smartphone app or over the phone
  • Trip prices as low as $3 (see pricing details below)
  • Wheelchair-accessible vehicles
  • TRAC-scheduled trips from your Flex provider of choice, which may help avoid unexpected delays
  • Curb-to-curb service (door-to-door service may not be available)*

Visit their webpage for more information and to enroll for the RIDE Flex.