Nashua Transit System

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Area served Nashua, NH
Fleet size 12 (fixed route)
9 (demand response)
Number of routes 15
Ridership 514,374 (2015, annual)
Operator First Transit
Website ridebigblue.com
Facebook @NashuaTransitSystem
Twitter @Ridebigblue

Nashua Transit System, or NTS, provides bus service in the city of Nashua, New Hampshire.

Routes

Maps & schedules
Note: Bus service does not run on Sundays, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Citybus

  • 1 - French Hill / Greeley Park
  • 2 - Amherst St. / Westside Plaza
  • 2A (Mon-Fri) - Amherst St. / Westside Plaza
  • 4 - Main Dunstable Rd. / St. Joseph's Hospital
  • 5 - Lake St. / Northeastern Blvd.
  • 6 - South End / Pheasant Lane Mall
  • 6A (Mon-Fri) - South End / Pheasant Lane Mall
  • 7 - Crown Hill / Spring St.
  • 8 - Nashua Mall / West Hollis St.
  • 9 - Broad St. / Nashua North
  • 10 (Tue and Thu, 8:15 AM-12:10 PM) - Amherst St. / Walmart (SR 101A)

After7

At 6:45 PM on weekdays, or 5:45 PM on Saturdays, buses on the Citybus routes stop running and are taken over by buses operating on the routes below until 10:35 PM.

  • Central - French Hill / Broad St.
  • North - North End / Amherst St.
  • South - South End / Pheasant Lane

Gate City Trolley

The Gate City Trolley provides a trolley loop service from the Elm St. and High St. parking garages to locations along Main St. spanning from Railroad Square and Nashua City Hall. Trolley service operates on Fridays from 6:15 PM to 10:30 PM and on Saturdays from 5:15 PM to 10:30 PM.

Fares

Current
Note: Rides on the Gate City Trolley are free.

Facilities

Office/Nashua Transit Center

  • Address: 32 Elm St., Nashua, NH 03062
  • E-mail: transportationdepartment@nashuanh.gov
  • Phone: (603) 880-0100

Garage

  • Address: 11 Riverside St., Nashua, NH 03062

Transit Fleet

Current Roster

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
215 2014 ElDorado National E-Z Rider II
BRT CNG
Cummins Westport ISL G
216-219 9/2017 Gillig BRT Plus
CNG 29'
(G31E102N2)
Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
220-223 9/2017 Gillig BRT Plus
CNG 35'
(G31B102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • 223 VIN: 15GGB3113H3189988
224-225 2019 Gillig BRT Plus
HEV 35'
(G31B102N4)
301-303 2010 Freightliner/Molly Trolley Trolley replica Cummins ISB Allison
  • Formerly used for the Gate City Trolley service
  • 301-302 used as backup spare buses and for special events, 303 retired

Retired Roster

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-109 1969 GMC T6H-4521A Ex-Delaware Area Regional Transit 8xx's, bought in 1985.
200-204 1987 BIA Orion I
(01.502)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
205 (1st) 1968 GMC T6H-4521A Ex-Springfield Mass Transit District 6815, bought in 1985.
205 (2nd), 206 1987 BIA Orion I
(01.502)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
207-213 2001 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL Allison B300R
214 2005 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G21B102N4)
Cummins ISM Allison B400R
323 1968 GMC TDH-3501 Ex-Hudson Bus Lines 323, bought in 1985.
703 1987 BIA Orion I
(01.502)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison MT-647 Ex-MVRTA 703, bought in 2000.
6703 1967 GMC TDH-3501 Ex-Hudson Bus Lines 6703, bought in 1985.
8702, 8704 1987 Gillig Phantom
(3096TB)
Ex-Greater Lynchburg Transit Company 8702 & 8704, bought in 1997.

Paratransit Fleet

Current Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
420-427 2009 Chevrolet/ARBOC 3500/Spirit of Mobility GMC DuraMax 6.6L

Retired Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
301-304 1993 ElDorado National Transmark RE
406, 415 ? Ford ? 12 cutaway buses total.