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EFFECTIVE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Routes 19, 52, and 53 will be detoured due to the closure of A.W. Willis between Third and Danny Thomas. Routes 19 and 52 outbound trips will leave Hudson Transit Center, turn right on A.W. Willis, right on Second, left on Shadyac, right on Third, left on Jackson, right on Lauderdale, left on Alabama, left on Danny Thomas, and right on Jackson to continue their regular route. Routes 19 and 52 inbound trips will travel west on Jackson, and turn left on Danny Thomas, right on Alabama, right on Lauderdale, left on Jackson, right on Third, and left on Shadyac to turn into Hudson Transit Center. Route 53 outbound trips will leave Hudson Transit Center, turn right on A.W. Willis, right on Second, left on Shadyac, right on Third, left on Jackson, right on Lauderdale, left on Alabama, left on Danny Thomas, and right on North Parkway to continue their regular route. Route 53 inbound trips will travel west on North Parkway, turn left on Danny Thomas, right on Alabama, right on Lauderdale, left on Jackson, right on Third, and left on Shadyac to turn into Hudson Transit Center. Note: This detour has been updated to reflect the November 8 service changes.

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 9, 2020: Due to a traffic safety concern, trips on Route 1 traveling inbound will now travel on Tillman and take a right on Walnut Grove which becomes Union Avenue. Inbound bus stops located along Tillman between Walnut Grove and Poplar are impacted. The westbound Poplar at Fenwick stop will not be served. EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 11, 2020 (AS OF 3:45 P.M.): A new map and timetable for Route 1 is available. Click here to view.

UPDATE EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 10, 2020 (AS OF 11:50 A.M.): The trip planning tools powered by Google are now working correctly.

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 10, 2020: MATA is currently experiencing an issue with the trip planning tools that are powered by Google. These include the trip planner on the home page of matatransit.com and the trip planning tool associated with MATA Traveler. Routes and schedules information is still showing as out of date. New information was shared with Google a few weeks ago and again yesterday morning. You can receive trip planning assistance from the customer counter team at the Transit Centers or by calling 901.274.MATA (6282) during normal business hours. You can also email [email protected]

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 9, 2020: Due to a traffic safety concern, trips on Route 1 traveling inbound will now travel on Tillman and take a right on Walnut Grove which becomes Union Avenue. Inbound bus stops located along Tillman between Walnut Grove and Poplar are impacted.

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 9, 2020: Due to a traffic safety concern on Getwell, Route 7 trips will move one block over from Getwell to Air Park between Winchester and Raines. A new Route 7 map has been posted on the Routes and Schedules (click on the Bus tab and then Routes and Schedules on this website) page. 

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 2-5, 2020: Due to construction on South Main Street, all stations south of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue on the Main Street Trolley Rail Line will be serviced by a shuttle bus. Customers traveling to and from locations south of Dr. MLK Ave. on Main Street will need to transfer at the MLK station.

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 28, 2020: The Main Street Trolley Rail Line will return to regular service.

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 12-27, 2020: Due to switch replacement and drainage maintenance on South Main Street, the Main Street Trolley Rail Line will only run rail trolleys on tracks between Poplar and Peabody Place every 20 minutes. All stations south of Peabody Place on Main Street will be serviced by a van or trolley bus. Customers traveling to and from locations south of Peabody Place on Main Street will need to transfer at the Peabody Place station.

EFFECTIVE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: The Riverfront Trolley Shuttle Bus will detour off Riverside Drive, turn right on Main Street, left on Talbot, right on Second, left on G.E. Patterson, and right on Main Street to head north onto the regular route.

EFFECTIVE UNTIL OCTOBER 27: Due to the construction on the Renasant Convention Center, service will be impacted on the Main Street Trolley rail line from November 14, 2019 – October 27, 2020. This is an extension due to delays in construction work. Click here for an updated map.

EFFECTIVE MAY 22: Memphis Light, Gas and Water crews will repair an emergency water leak from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on South Main between Pontotoc and Vance that will impact the Main Street and Riverfront Trolley lines. Here's the detour information: The Main Street Trolley will short turn at the MLK Station and head back to the Convention Center. The stations not being served by the Main Street Trolley rail line is: MLK (NB), Huling (NB and SB) and Butler Station (NB and SB). After 11 a.m., passengers will be able to use the Riverfront Trolley NB (Riverfront passengers will only picked up at the following NB stations only: Butler, Huling, and MLK Station). The Riverfront Trolley is operating every 40 minutes.

EFFECTIVE MAY 9-24: The Main Street Trolley rail line will be detoured due to the removal of the Clock Tower by Public Works in preparation of the Loews Hotel construction. The Main Street Trolley's northern end point will be Court Square. Customers will need to transfer to the Trolley Bus Shuttle to travel northbound towards the William Hudson Transit Center.

EFFECTIVE MAY 4: The Groove Shuttle (Route 500) will adjust its route and schedule due to ridership trends. The route will run every 40 minutes, Monday through Friday from 6:30 - 9 a.m. and 4 - 6:30 p.m. and no longer serve the Southern College of Optometry at this time. For more information, click on AMENDED What is the Groove Shuttle? and UPDATED Groove Shuttle Map Effective May 4 in the menu on the left side of the page. 

EFFECTIVE FROM MARCH 30 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Following Memphis and Shelby County's "safer at home" orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19 disease, Routes 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 17, 18, 21, 22, 28, 30, 31, 35, 37, 38, 44, 45, 46, 82, 99, 280, 340, and 400 will not be in service. Please click on the Maps & Schedules tab at the top of the page to find information on the bus routes that will be operating.

 

EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 1: Poplar Avenue between Front and Second will be closed to vehicle traffic due to the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show. During this time, customers traveling northbound to William Hudson Transit Center will transfer from the Main Street Trolley rail line to the Trolley Bus Shuttle at Jefferson and Main. For additional information, please click here. 

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EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1: Route 53 Summer Shelby Oaks/Binghampton outbound trips at Watkins and North Parkway will be adjusted until noon due to the Crosstown 10K and 5K race. Outbound trips traveling north on Watkins will make a right turn on Faxon/Tutwiler, right on North Evergreen, left on North Parkway to continue onto the regular route. 

EFFECTIVE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Route 4 Walker Castalia trips will be adjusted due to safety concerns. Outbound trips traveling south on Cummings will make a right on Trigg, left on College, and a left on South Pkwy to continue onto the regular route. Inbound trips traveling west on South Pkwy will make a right on Cummings and continue on Cummings to continue onto the regular route. Signage has been posted on the affected bus stops.

EFFECTIVE MONDAY, JANUARY 20: Due to King holiday commemorations taking place downtown, outbound trips on Routes 2, 19, 34, 50, and 56 will be on detour from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. and all trips on Routes 4, 12, 13, and 39 will be on detour all day:

Route 2: Outbound trips will leave the William Hudson Transit Center, turn left on Shadyac, left on Third, right on A.W. Willis, right on Danny Thomas, and left on Adams to continue onto the regular route.

Route 19: Outbound trips will leave the William Hudson Transit Center, turn left on Shadyac, right on Third, left on Jackson, right on Lauderdale, and left on Alabama to continue onto the regular route.

Routes 34 and 56: Outbound trips will leave the William Hudson Transit Center, turn left on Shadyac, left on Third, right on A.W. Willis, right on Danny Thomas, left on Union to continue onto the regular route.

Route 50: Outbound trips will leave the William Hudson Transit Center, turn left on Shadyac, left on Third, right on A.W. Willis, right on Danny Thomas, and left on Poplar to continue onto the regular route.

Route 4: Outbound trips will leave the William Hudson Transit Center, turn left on Shadyac, left on Third, right on A.W. Willis, right on Danny Thomas, and left on Vance to continue onto the regular route. Inbound trips will travel west on Vance, right on B.B. King, and left on A.W. Willis to turn into the William Hudson Transit Center.

Route 12: Outbound trips will leave the William Hudson Transit Center, turn left on Shadyac, left on Third, right on A.W. Willis, right on Danny Thomas, right on Jefferson, left on Riverside, left on Georgia, and right on Florida to continue onto the regular route. Inbound trips will travel north on Florida, left on Georgia, right on Riverside, right on Jefferson, left on B.B. King, and left on A.W. Willis to turn into the William Hudson Transit Center.

Route 13: Outbound trips will leave the William Hudson Transit Center, turn left on Shadyac, left on Third, right on A.W. Willis, right on Danny Thomas, right on Crump, and left on Fourth to continue onto the regular route. Inbound trips will travel north on Fourth, right on Crump, left on B.B. King, left on A.W. Willis, and turn into the William Hudson Transit Center.

Route 39: Outbound trips will leave the William Hudson Transit Center, turn left on Shadyac, left on Third, right on A.W. Willis, right on Danny Thomas, right on Crump, and left on Third to continue onto the regular route. Inbound trips will travel north on Third, left on A.W. Willis, and turn into the William Hudson Transit Center.

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List of Stops Not In Service

EFFECTIVE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Due to construction, Route 53 inbound trips traveling through Binghampton will head west on Johnson, continue on Hale, turn right on Scott, right on Broad, and left on Tillman to continue onto the regular route. Signage has been posted on the affected bus stops.

EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 30: Due to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Parade, buses traveling along Routes 5 and 46 will be detoured from 1-4 p.m. off of MLK Avenue. Route 5 outbound buses will travel south on Front, turn left on Vance, left on Danny Thomas, and right on MLK to continue onto the regular route. Route 5 inbound buses will travel west on MLK, turn left on Danny Thomas, right on Vance, and right on Front to continue onto the regular route. Route 46 outbound buses will travel south on Front and turn left on Vance to continue onto the regular route. Route 46 inbound trips will travel west on Vance and turn right on Front to continue onto the regular route.

List of Stops Not In Service

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