Honolulu's rail line due to open 30th June
Posted on 23rd May 2023 at 12:28
Honolulu mayor Rick Blangiardi at the press conference announcing the opening date ( MT Credit)
It has been announced that the inital phase of the long-awaited Honolulu rail line will open on June 30th.
The initial 11-mile segment will open with a celebration at the Hālawa rail station and there are plans to support free travel for four days as part of the festivities.
The first nine stations will connect East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium with two planned extensions in 2025 and 2031.
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation CEO Lori Kahikina offered her gratitude toward the community for its patience and called the opening day announcement “a long time coming.”
Mayor Rick Blangiardi said, “This is truly a momentous and historic day for the island of Oahu. [This] announcement marks the culmination of decades of hard work, perseverance and overcoming difficult challenges of every kind. We are all excited for the public to experience first-hand the transformative effect the rail will have for our island home. 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.”
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