Local Route 5 – Franklin Ave

Beginning October 1, 2017 - Local Route 5 will extend north on Merle Hay Road to Johnston City Hall and the Johnston Public Library. This will provide all-day, local, weekday service to Johnston residents from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Service on this route will replace service on Express Route 91 - Merle Hay Road, which will be discontinued on Sun., Oct. 1, 2017.

When this change takes effect, Route 5 will travel north on Merle Hay Road to Morningside Drive (westbound), Northglenn Drive (eastbound) and Merle Hay Road (southbound). It will continue to pull in to Haymarket Mall on both inbound and outbound trips.

With the change, bus service will run every 30 minutes on Route 5 during weekday rush hours. To view the schedule for Local Route 5, and to learn more about the October Service Change, click here.

                                                                                                                                         

Service operates between DART Central Station and the intersection of Hickman and Merle Hay Roads, including destinations at Franklin Public Library, Mercy-Franklin Medical Center and Drake University.

Connections: Local Routes 3 and 60 at University Avenue. Local Route 14 at Martin Luther King Parkway and 19th Street. Express Route 91 at Merle Hay Road. Most Express Routes and the D-Line Shuttle on Grand Avenue and Locust Street in downtown Des Moines. All Local and Crosstown Routes at DART Central Station.

DART Central Station Platform: M

To learn how to read DART schedules, click here.

 

Find a Schedule

Weekday / Southbound-Inbound: 
Route 5 • Weekday / Southbound-Inbound • Effective 02/19/17

Merle Hay & HaymarketMerle Hay Rd & Hickman RdFranklin Ave & Beaver Ave31st St & UniversityWoodland & 12th St (Methodist)DART Central Station
AM6:106:156:206:266:356:40
6:386:436:486:557:057:10
7:167:227:277:347:457:50
8:128:178:208:278:368:40
9:079:129:159:229:319:35
10:0810:1310:1710:2310:3110:35
11:0711:1211:1611:2211:3111:35
PM12:0712:1212:1612:2212:3112:35
1:071:121:161:221:311:35
2:072:122:162:222:312:35
2:272:322:362:422:512:55
3:013:073:113:173:263:31
3:594:054:094:154:254:31
5:085:145:185:245:345:40
6:106:156:196:256:346:40
7:137:177:217:277:367:40
8:138:178:218:278:368:40
Weather, special events and traffic conditions may alter service.

Weekday / Northbound-Outbound: 
Route 5 • Weekday / Northbound-Outbound • Effective 02/19/17

DART Central StationWoodland & 12th St (Methodist)31st St & UniversityFranklin Ave & Beaver AveMerle Hay Rd & Hickman RdMerle Hay Mall & Haymarket
AM6:156:196:276:336:386:42
6:456:496:587:047:097:13
7:177:217:307:367:417:45
7:557:598:088:148:198:23
8:458:498:589:049:079:11
9:459:499:5810:0510:0810:13
10:4510:4910:5811:0511:0811:13
11:4511:4911:5812:0512:0812:13
PM12:4512:4912:581:051:081:13
1:451:491:582:052:092:13
2:302:342:442:502:552:59
2:452:492:593:053:103:14
3:403:453:554:024:084:15
4:404:454:555:025:085:15
5:405:445:536:006:046:08
6:456:496:587:057:087:13
7:457:497:588:058:088:13
Weather, special events and traffic conditions may alter service.

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