2018-08-23 / Community News

Bus, trolley changes announced for OOB

During the Ironman Triathlon on Old Orchard Beach Wednesday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 26 ShuttleBus-Zoom will adjust its routes and stops due to roads delays and closures.

The following is the list of changes for local tri-city and Portland intercity buses:

 Friday, Aug. 24: Local tri-city and Portland intercity bus pick-ups will be at the Corner of First and Staples streets (as First Street from Heath to Staples will be closed from Friday to Sunday night).

 Saturday, Aug. 25: Local tri-city bus pick-ups will be at the corner of Milliken and Old Orchard streets (bus will go straight down West Grand and take a left onto Old Orchard Street and left onto Saco Avenue).

 Portland intercity bus pick-ups will be at the corner of Milliken and Old Orchard streets (bus will take a right onto Milliken, right onto Walnut and a left onto East Grand).

 Sunday, Aug. 26: Local tri-city bus to OOB ends at Atlantic Avenue then travels back to Saco.

Anyone who wants to transfer to the Portland inter-city bus must do so at Saco Transportation Center and then shuttle to the Portland bus. The Portland inter-city bus will not come into Old Orchard Beach. It will start at the Clambake in Pine Point and travel to Portland and back to the Clambake.

Anyone who wants to transfer to the local bus (Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach) must do so by shuttle at the Irving Gas Station in Scarborough.

Normal service will resume on Sunday, Aug. 26 after 4 p.m.

Changes for Old Orchard Beach trolleys:

 Friday, Aug 24 and Saturday, Aug 25: Trolleys will be running a normal schedule. The exceptions are the west side trolley will be picking up at the corner of Staples and First Streets and proceeding up Old Orchard Street and turning left onto Saco Avenue and resume its normal route.

 The Camp Ellis trolley will pick up at the corner of Heath and First and proceed up Heath turning right onto Saco Avenue then right onto Old Orchard Street and return to its normal route back to Camp Ellis.

 Sunday, Aug 26: The Old Orchard Beach trolleys will not start running until 4 p.m.

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