Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced Wednesday, May 10, 2023, that Honolulu’s long-awaited rail transit system will officially begin interim passenger operations, with a grand opening celebration at the Hālawa rail station featuring dignitaries and entertainment slated for earlier in the day. This first phase of the City’s rail project covers a roughly 11-mile stretch between the Kualaka`i Station in East Kapolei and the Hālawa Station near Aloha Stadium. Passenger services to additional stations further east along the rail line are scheduled to commence in phases over the coming years. More info: honolulu.gov/rail.
“With today’s announcement, we are turning the page on the largest public works project in Hawaii’s history. On June 30, 2023, beginning at 2 p.m., residents who have been waiting for so long, will finally have the opportunity to board these beautiful trains, and ride them for the very first time,” the Mayor added.
How to ride HART rail transit
To ride HART ( onolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation), you’ll need to have a valid HOLO card with funds. Similar to riding TheBus with a HOLO card. Rail riders will need to “tap” their cards on the HOLO card reader. These card readers will be located at the fare gates at the entrance of each station. HOLO card vending kiosks will also be located next to the fare gates. More info: Rail Operations (honolulu.gov)
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