What is Trial Running? And what is the status of this testing process?

Trial Running began on August 29, 2022, and was the final series of testing before the rail system is ready to be put into operation. Trains have been moving along the tracks from Kualaka‘i (East Kapolei) Station to Hālawa (Aloha Stadium) Stations—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The 144 scenarios of normal and […]

What is meant by the “City Center Utilities Relocation” project and what is the schedule / timeline for this work?

“City Center” is a term used to describe the last construction in the third segment of the Rail Project, comprised of the Dillingham Boulevard, Iwilei, Downtown, and Kakaako areas. The major scope elements for Utilities Relocation include the movement of storm drainage facilities, sewer facilities, water main, gas/fuel, electrical and communications infrastructure, and roadway improvements […]

What are Hammerheads, and when was the hammerhead repair work completed?

A hammerhead is a cement “cap” that is built on the top of the rail guideway columns at the location of the rail stations. The hammerhead extends from the guideway column and supports the rail station platform girders. Hammerhead Repair Update:The hammerhead repair and retrofit work, aimed at preventing corrosion, adding structural strength, and guarding […]

What are the hours of work for the Utilities Relocation projects?

Downtown Utilities Relocation work takes place during two shifts Monday through Saturday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm and 8 pm to 5 am. Dillingham Utilities Relocation work is ongoing on Kamehameha Highway and Dillingham Boulevard, from Middle Street to Kaaahi Street, and will operate with one traffic lane in each direction 24 hours a […]

Will steel plates be used on the road during the utilities relocation work and, if so, how will the noise made when vehicles drive over them be mitigated?

Yes, steel plates will likely be used in some areas. For example, HART’s contractor for the Downtown Utilities Relocation, Frank V. Coluccio Construction Company (FVCCC), will place cold mix asphalt around the edges of the steel plates to provide a smoother transition. Also, FVCCC will tack weld multiple road plates together to avoid an abrupt […]

What is the status of the wheel/rail issues?

In late 2020, it was discovered that there was a misalignment of the wheels and rails in the double-crossovers (also known as “frogs”) due to the wheels being too narrow. As a precaution, speed restrictions were put in place for all trains traveling through the double-crossovers. An independent industry expert was engaged to evaluate the […]

What is the Mauka Shift?

The Mauka Shift refers to a plan to move a section of the rail guideway from the center of Dillingham Boulevard to the mauka side of the street. This mauka shift saves time and money for the Project by eliminating the need to relocate certain utilities. Currently there is a complex web of electricity, water, […]