Service Alerts

 

SERVICE ALERTS 

  • Stay up to date on any service changes by checking the Service Alerts page for service outages or route change that may affect your travel plans. 
  • To get notices via text or email about service outages or route changes use ART’s NextBus advance Alert Features.  
  • You can also find the latest changes, closings & delays by checking  FaceBook Twitter or WLOS; or calling (828) 253-5691 – press # 3. 
  • To get on ART’s email list, please send your request to iride@ashevillenc.gov.

Holiday Closures  (Service suspended all day)

  • Thanksgiving Day  
  • Christmas Day

Holiday Service

ART provides limited services for the following holidays on routes; N1, N3, S3, S4, E1, E2, W1, W3 and C. 

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day 
  • Christmas Eve - All routes operate normal service until 6:30 pm when service is completely suspended.

Temporary Service Alerts

 Route    

 Service Alert

 Expires
  ART service routes and facilities will operate on a partial holiday schedule on Saturday, July 4th.   The Independence Day holiday is one of six holidays throughout the calendar year that ART offers service.

Due to the Independence Day celebrations in Pack Square Park, ART will detour E1 and E2 causing the transit stop on College St @ Court Plaza to be closed for the day. 


Please visit the ART Station on Coxe Ave or go to www.ridetheart.com to obtain updated route schedules.  ART operates holiday service on the following routes:

  • N1 - Merrimon - UNCA - Lakeshore.  Hours limited to 8:00 a.m. - 5:59 p.m., operating on the same schedule as currently provided.
  • N3 - Chamber - Hillcrest. Hours limited to 8:35 a.m. - 5:59 p.m. With once an hour at :35 past the hour departure only, operating on the same schedule as currently provided.
  • S3 - Asheland - McDowell- Biltmore Village- Hendersonville Rd - Airport. Hours limited to 7:38 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., operating on the same schedule except first trip starts at Airport & last trip ends at Airport.
  • S4 - S. French Broad - Depot - Livingston Heights- AB Tech. Hours limited to 8:00 a.m. - 5:29 p.m. operating on the same schedule as currently provided.
  • E1 - Tunnel - Asheville Mall - Swannanoa River Rd - VA.   Holiday hours limited to 8:00 a.m. - 5:33 p.m..  With once an hour on the hour departures only. Service provided as far as Wal-mart/Kohl's.  E1 will not serve the VA Hospital.  All time points on inbound portion of route will change to follow the after 7pm posted schedule times.
  • E2 -Asheville Mall - Haw Creek - Tunnel Rd.  Holiday hours limited to 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., with a schedule change so the route departs Station at :30 past the hour, once an hour.  
  • W1 - Hilliard - Clingman - Haywood - PVA - Deaverview Area.    Hours limited to 8:00 a.m. - 5:59 p.m., operating on the same schedule as currently provided.
  • W3 - Patton - Goodwill.  Hours limited to 8:00 a.m. - 5:32 p.m., operating on the same schedule as currently provided.
  • W5 - Patton - Emma.  Hours limited to 8:30 a.m. – 5:59 p.m., operating on the same schedule as currently provided.
 July 5, 2015
N3 

The City of Asheville’s ART (Asheville Redefines Transit) service will re-instate the following detours starting March 24th through September due to construction along Haywood St.

N3 will access Haywood Street through Prichard Park, serving the Library and the US Cellular Center to access Montford St.  It will return from Hillcrest by using North French Broad Ave. to Patton Ave. 

The following stops will be served by N3 during this detour:

Outbound

  • Haywood Street at College St.
  • Haywood St. at Library/US Cellular Center
  • Haywood St. at O’henry Ave
  • Montford Ave at Haywood

Inbound

  • North French Broad Ave at Haywood St.

N3 will not serve the following stops during this time:

Outbound

  • Patton Ave. at Otis St.
  • Patton Ave. at South French Broad Ave.
  • Patton Ave. at Clingman Ave.
  • Haywood St. at Montford Ave.

Inbound

  • Patton Ave. at Otis St.
  • Patton Ave. at South French Broad
  • Patton Ave. at Clingman Ave.
  • Montford Ave. at Haywood St.
September 30, 2015 
 W3 & W4

The City of Asheville’s ART (Asheville Redefines Transit) service will re-instate the following detours starting March 24th through September due to construction along Haywood St.

W3 and W4 will not use Haywood St. outbound and thus will be unable to serve the Haywood St. at Montford bus-stop during this time. 

September 30, 2015 


Permanent Service Alerts

          Route                 

Service Alert 

N1, N3, S3, S4, E1, E2, W1, W3, W5

Starting on January 4, 2015, ART will launch Sunday & Holiday service from about 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. See individual route schedules for specific hours.

 W5 & S5

ART will launch two new routes: Route W5 (Patton-North Louisiana-Emma) starting January 4, 2015 and  Route S5 (Biltmore Avenue-Biltmore Village-Fairview Rd-Swannanoa River-Wood Ave) starting January 5, 2015. Please see poster or new schedules.

 C

Starting on January 4, 2015, Route C will be discontinued.

 N, N1, N2, S1, S2, S3, S4, E1, E2, 170

Starting on January 4, 2015, the following routes will have minor schedule changes. Please see poster or revised schedules.  

 


ART Station  (Asheville Transit Station)

49 Coxe Avenue, Asheville NC 28801 



M - F 6:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sat 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sundays & Holidays 8:30am - 6:00pm



(828) 253-5691 / E-mail: iride@ashevillenc.gov






  • S2 - No operating at this time due to road condit
  • S2 - No operating at this time due to road conditions
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