85 Central

Bus route information

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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
4:00a-12:40a weekdays, 4:20a-12:40a Saturday, 4:20a-12:40a Sunday
Bryn Mawr/Elston south to Central/Harrison
3:20a-11:50p weekdays, 3:40a-11:50p Saturday, 3:40a-11:55p Sunday

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

Service alerts

Current alerts 1
Temporary Bus Stop Relocation
Bus Stop Relocation

The northbound #85 Central bus stop at the southeast corner of Central/Waveland will be relocated to the northeast corner of Central/Waveland.

 RSS Feed: #85 Central Alerts

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