Honolulu Area Rapid Transit (HART)


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Project Description

The Honolulu Rail Transit Project is a 20-mile elevated rail line with 21 stations. The project will connect West Oahu with downtown Honolulu and Ala Moana Center via Honolulu International Airport in a time of 42 minutes. The system features modern, electric, steel-wheel trains each able to carry hundreds of passengers. Future extensions could serve other parts of West Oahu and other communities of Salt Lake, University of Hawaii - Manoa and Waikiki. The goal is by 2030 there will be 116,000 average weekday riders, an 18% reduction in traffic, and 40,000 fewer vehicles on the roads.

Project Highlights

The project is being constructed in 3 phases:

  • 6.5 miles initial segment. The first segment will be constructed from East Kapolei to Pearl Highlands and involves construction of track and guideway viaduct and surface restoration. It is expected to open in 2015.
  • The second phase will be built from Aloha Stadium to Middle Street and is expected to be opened in 2017.
  • The final Phase will continue to the Ala Moana Center and is expected to open in 2019.
  • The rail transit system will later extend up to Honolulu International Airport, Waikiki, the University of Hawaii-Manoa and Kalaeloa.