R-Line – Raleigh’s new hybrid FREE downtown connector bus

Be green..take a ride on the R-Line!!!

R-Line bus

So many Downtown Home Tour participants rode the R-Line yesterday and liked the experience…yeah!

While this event wasn’t promoted as ‘green’ think of the event’s carbon footprint.   Participants drove to a central location and rode mass transit for the day instead of driving individual cars to each location.

Each year the average American drives 2,500 miles and emits 1 Ton of carbon dioxide.

Downtown Raleigh Allinace Route/Stop map

City of Raleigh | R-Line

R-Line Map

R-Line Map

Originally Posted by City of Raleigh | R-Line
Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the purpose of the Circulator?

The Downtown Circulator was proposed as a resource for commuters in the central business district (CBD). The purpose of the circulator is to provide connectivity to the CBD’s major parking decks and entertainment districts.

How often will the circulator run?

The circulator will run every 10-12 minutes. The route will be served by 2 buses that will allow for headways to remain at 10-12 minutes.

What type of buses will run on the Circulator route?

This route will be served by 3, 40′ hybrid electric, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) style buses; one bus will serve as a spare. The City of Raleigh chose to use 40′ buses because they can easily be placed into regular CAT bus service if necessary.

Why a BRT style hybrid?

The City of Raleigh chose a BRT style hybrid because it is environmentally friendly, will run quietly in the CBD and it provides a distinctive look to the service.

How much will it cost to ride the Circulator?

This will be a free service!

What are the hours of the Circulator?

Mon-Wed Hours: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thu-Sat Hours: 7:00 AM – 2:15 AM
Sun Hours: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM


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