What are the dangers of the “third rail”?

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 […]

What are the benefits of an elevated guideway?

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 […]

I heard recently that there are cracks in some hammerheads. What is a Hammerhead?

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 […]

How do I receive regular Project updates and traffic notifications?

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 […]

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 […]

When will construction of the rail Project be finished?

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 […]

What is Trial Running?

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 […]