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Changes to Bus Route 106

Effective September 1, 2019

How This Route is Changing

Route 106 will no longer provide service to Linwood Ave or Franklin Square. All service will terminate at Lebanon St Loop.

Inbound service will run via Forest St and Sylvan St on weekdays until 6 PM and on weekends until 9 PM. Inbound service at other times will bypass Forest St and Sylvan St and run via Lebanon St only.

Map of Service Changes

Explore this map to learn more about changes to stops along this route.

What You Can Expect

If you take Route 106 north of Forest St on Lebanon St...

  • To or from stops on Main St, the 136 and 137 serve your current stop and provide service between Malden and Franklin Square
    • For stops north of Porter St, the 131 serves your current stop
  • To or from stops on Grove St, the 131 serves your current stop, and the 131, 136, and 137 serve nearby stops at Main St @ Grove St
  • To or from stops on Linwood Ave, the 131, 136, and 137 serve nearby stops at Main St @ Grove St

If you take Route 106 between Forest St and Sylvan St, or on Sylvan St:

Monday – Friday until 6 PM
Saturday – Sunday until 9 PM

The 106 will run counterclockwise via Lebanon St, Forest St, and Sylvan St, stopping at:

  • Lebanon St @ Marshall Ave
  • Lebanon St Loop
  • Lebanon St @ Bratley St
  • Lebanon St @ Forest St
  • Sylvan St @ Kimball St
  • Sylvan St @ Blantyre Rd
  • Sylvan St @ Gilbert St
  • Sylvan St @ Lebanon St

Monday – Friday after 6 PM
Saturday – Sunday after 9 PM

The 106 run will inbound and outbound on Lebanon St only, stopping at:

  • Lebanon @ Marshall St
  • Lebanon St Loop
  • Lebanon St @ Wilbur St
  • Lebanon St @ Sylvan St

If you take Route 106 to or from stops on Lebanon St north of Forest St:

  • For daytime service to Wellington, your new stop could be Lebanon St @ Forest St
  • For evening service to Wellington, your new stop could be Lebanon St Loop

If you use Route 106 to travel to or from other stops, your service is unchanged.

Why We’re Making This Change

By shortening and simplifying Route 106, we can provide more frequent and consistent service on Main St through Malden and Everett to Wellington where there's more demand.

Better Bus Project

Better Bus Project: Making transit better together

As part of the Better Bus Project, this route change allows us to better invest in long-term changes like adding more buses, more drivers, and more garages.

Learn about the Better Bus Project

Better Bus Project

Better Bus Project: Making transit better together

As part of the Better Bus Project, this route change allows us to better invest in long-term changes like adding more buses, more drivers, and more garages.

Learn about the Better Bus Project