Concord Coach Lines service to Wiscasset was due to resume at a new stop Wednesday, July 24 after more than six months with no bus service to the town.
The new bus stop is at the Irving Circle K, 639 Bath Road, according to the Concord Coach Lines website. The old stop was at Huber’s Market, 279 Bath Road.
Concord Coach Lines suspended service Jan. 7 without a clear explanation, although representatives of the bus line and the town speculated that the decision had to do with inadequate snow removal.
A developer plans to demolish Huber’s Market and build a Dollar General store in its place.
The new stop in Wiscasset will not offer ticket sales. Riders must either buy a ticket at concordcoachlines.com and print it out, or present their ID and buy a ticket at the next stop.
The pickup and drop-off times are the same as in the past. Southbound departures are at 9:50 a.m. and 1:50 p.m., northbound at 3:10 p.m. and 8:35 p.m.
Dana Knapp, Maine Division manager for Concord Coach Lines, said he is pleased the company is able to offer service in Wiscasset again and thankful Circle K has agreed to allow buses to stop there.