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85 Central

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Service description: See schedule for full details.

First bus/last bus

Spans of service below show when first bus departs terminal of origin through last bus departs terminal of origin. First and last buses reach mid-route stops later than these times-see schedule or use trip planner for specific times when service works for you.

Central/Harrison north to Bryn Mawr/Elston
4:25a-12:30a weekdays, 4:40a-12:30a Saturday, 4:35a-12:30a Sunday
Bryn Mawr/Elston south to Central/Harrison
3:40a-11:40p weekdays, 4:00a-11:35p Saturday, 4:00a-11:40p Sunday

(Precise hours of service may vary depending on where along the route you are.)

Service alerts

Current alerts 1
Jefferson Park South Bus Terminal Reopens, Bus Stop Changes
Bus Stop Relocation

Jefferson Pk South bus terminal reopens. Bus boarding locations will change -- see signage posted at station or information online for new bus stop locations.

 RSS Feed: #85 Central Alerts

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