To improve transit access for Niles residents, employers, and businesses, the Niles Free Bus System will change beginning May 2, 2016. Service enhancements include more frequent service, a simpler routing structure, improved service to key destinations, faster and more direct service within Niles, early morning and weekend service on all routes, and better timed trips for school and employment destinations.
- A new service, Route 410, will be created -
- Routes 411 and 412 will be restructured -
- Route 413 will be discontinued -
NEW Route 410 East Niles Local will serve the east side of Niles, replacing part of Route 411. Service will run every 30 minutes.
Route 411 Niles Local Service will be split into two separate routes. A redesigned Route 411, renamed as “West Niles Local” will serve the west side of Niles, while a new Route 410 will replace service on the east side of Niles. Service in areas with no or low ridership will be discontinued or reduced. Service will run every 30 minutes.
Route 412 Niles Shopper’s Special will be extended to serve Dee Road, while discontinuing or reducing service in unproductive areas. It will be renamed as “North Niles Circulator.” Service will run every 30-40 minutes.
Route 413 Niles South End Special will be discontinued, and Routes 410 and 411 will replace service in its high ridership areas.
At Golf Mill Mall, convenient transfers can be made between new Routes 410, 411, and 412. At Village Crossing Shopping Center, convenient transfers can be made between new Routes 410 and 411. At both locations, most transfers between new Routes 410 and 411 can occur without even having to get off the bus. Please see the new schedules and maps, dated May 2, 2016.