Honolulu Authority For Rapid Transportation Issues Safety Advisory As Third Rail Is Energized From Aloha Stadium Station To Middle Street Station

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) announced today that the “third rail” for the second operating segment of the Skyline rail system, from the Aloha Stadium Station to the Middle Street Station, will be energized beginning on June 17, 2024.

The energization of the third rail marks a milestone in the construction of the second segment of the rail system and will allow for the commencement of certain testing along this section of the system. As testing activities begin, the public will soon see trains moving along the rail guideway from the Aloha Stadium Station, past the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Pearl Harbor to the Middle Street Station. This segment of Skyline is expected to open for service in late 2025.

Along the entire rail system, the energized third rail provides power to the trains and carries 750 volts of electricity. HART emphasizes that any contact with the third rail poses an immediate fatality risk. While the guideway and rail stations along the second segment may look complete, they remain active work zones, and access to secured rail facilities and the guideway is strictly prohibited.


  • Keep off the rail track. The third rail is energized 24/7 with 750 volts of electricity. Any contact with the third rail will result in immediate death.
  • The automated trains may move forward or backward at any time without warning.
  • Keep out of rail stations that are under construction and all active work sites.
  • Do not attempt to cut or hop fences to enter secured facilities.
    The system is equipped with 1,500+ security cameras.
  • Trespassing at the rail facilities is strictly prohibited, and violators will be prosecuted (HRS S708-814).


Additional Safety Tips:
HART urges the public to follow safety precautions when driving near the rail guideway and to look ahead, not overhead.

  • Do not watch or photograph the trains while driving.
  • Keep your attention on the road.


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For information on rail fares, schedules, safety, and operational questions, visit the Department of Transportation Services website. Skyline Hotline: 808-848-5555

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