On June 30, Honolulu's rail transportation system will begin operating with passengers, offering fare gates at Hālawa Aloha Stadium Station with HOLO card readers. The first phase of the city's railway project covers a stretch of approximately 11 miles between Kualaka`i station in eastern Kapolei and Hālawa station, near Aloha Stadium. Passenger services to additional stations further east along the railway line are expected to begin in phases over the coming years. On June 30, railway passengers will be able to visit any of the nine stations that will be open for service and board any train, in any direction, free of charge.
The fare doors of the nine stations will be open to all passengers until the service ends at 18:00. Starting Saturday, July 1, the first full day of the train service, passengers must have a valid HOLO card in order to enjoy the free fare service. Passengers will need to touch their HOLO cards at the payment gates to enter individual stations, but fares will not be deducted from those cards. The city's Department of Transportation Services (DTS) is organizing a weekend of free fares to help the public become familiar with how to access stations, board trains and “use HOLO cards” to enter train stations. The Department of Transportation Services encourages anyone who does not have a valid HOLO card to obtain one before the start of interim rail operations.
HOLO cards already function as the fare payment method currently used on TheBus and will serve as the primary payment method for the train. Starting July 1, passengers will need a valid HOLO card to travel on the train; they will touch the card on a fare door to enter a station, but no fare will be deducted until July 4, the city said. Stations near the end of Ewa were completed and public services for the railway were being relocated through Kalihi and downtown. HART safety and human resources teams added safe work practices for construction workers or office staff to continue to advance the construction of the Oahu Railroad. The Honolulu Railroad is proposed to have an enormous impact on Oahu's real estate sector, with transit-oriented development (TOD) of housing, services and jobs planned for each of the train stops. All travel on the new rail system will be free throughout the opening weekend, a period that will run between 2 p.
m. For example, if you use your HOLO card to get on TheBus and get to one of the train stations, you can continue using your 2.5-hour transfer to the train or vice versa. According to the city (26% of Honolulu County), the railroad and the planned development surrounding it could transform the real estate sector on Oahu. HOLO cards for adults can be purchased at local stores, at train station ticket machines at the entrance of each train station, or at the bus pass office. While some people may see the railroad as an eyesore in Hawaii's sky, others may see it as an innovative method of transportation that will transform Oahu. I invite everyone - whether they live near or far from the train line - to come and test out this new system. The Honolulu Rail System is set to revolutionize transportation on Oahu by providing an efficient and reliable way for people to get around.
With nine stations open for service from Kualaka`i station in eastern Kapolei all the way to Hālawa station near Aloha Stadium, passengers can board any train in any direction free of charge until June 30th. After that date, passengers must have a valid HOLO card in order to enjoy free fare service. The Department of Transportation Services encourages anyone who does not have a valid HOLO card yet to obtain one before interim rail operations begin. The city's railway project is expected to have an enormous impact on Oahu's real estate sector with transit-oriented development (TOD) planned for each station stop. This includes housing, services and jobs that could potentially transform Honolulu County's real estate market.
Furthermore, passengers can use their 2.5-hour transfer from TheBus when they get off at one of these stations. The Honolulu Rail System is an innovative way for people living in or visiting Oahu to get around quickly and conveniently. With free fares available until June 30th and HOLO cards required after that date, everyone is invited - whether they live near or far from the train line - to come and test out this new system.