The trains are powered with electricity that is transmitted through a contact rail, known as the “third rail.” The third rail has 750 volts of electricity, about 100 times more powerful than electricity in a home, flowing through it at all times and is extremely dangerous. The “third rail” is LIVE and ENERGIZED—24 hours a […]
Benefits of the elevated guideway include an exclusive right-of-way, free from street-level hazards such as cars, pedestrians, bicyclists, and other modes of transportation along the east-west corridor. Grade separation is also necessary to maintain and support the goal of having a consistent and reliable schedule because train vehicles are not subject to street-level congestion, which […]
Once the Civic Center Station terminus is reached, why not proceed at street level along King Street to Ala Moana and UH?
There are several reasons that a street-level rail system would not be feasible at this point of the Honolulu rail project, including: One significant reason is that the rail system is powered via a “third rail”, which is literally a separate rail that runs alongside the tracks. The trains receive electricity from the third rail, […]
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 platforms. About the cracks in the hammerheadsCracks in some of the hammerheads were first noticed in December 2018. The […]
Businesses and community meetings are held monthly for the public to attend and learn more about HART’s ongoing projects. Dillingham Utilities Relocation Update meetings held every fourth Thursday of the month Downtown Utilities RelocationUpdate meetings held every second Wednesday of the month Airport Guideway and Stations Construction Update meetings held every fourth Thursday of the […]
Work will take place during two shifts on Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm to 5:00 am.
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 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 “Utilities Relocation” project refers to the relocation, or movement, of existing underground and above-ground utilities along the rail alignment to prepare for the City Center […]
Construction of the Project’s first segment, from East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium, is completed. Comprehensive testing is currently being performed in this segment of the Project and anticipated to be turned over to the City’s Department of Transportation Services (DTS) by early next year for operation. Construction of the second segment from Aloha Stadium, past […]
Trial Running began on August 29, 2022, and is the final series of testing before the rail system is ready to be put into operation. During testing, trains will be operational and moving along the tracks from Kualaka‘i (East Kapolei) Station to Hālawa (Aloha Stadium) Stations—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trial Running […]