Honolulu Rail Transit

System Figures

Honolulu Rail Transit



  • 20 miles
  • The system begins in East Kapolei, connects with the Honolulu International Airport and downtown Honolulu, and ends at Ala Moana Center. 


  • 21 stations
  • High-level platforms (same level as the vehicle floor)
  • Stairs and elevators, as well as escalators, as local conditions dictate
  • Bicycle racks
  • Stations will be fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Trains, stations and parking areas will feature closed-circuit security cameras, attendants and interior/exterior safety lighting 


  • Estimated at 119,600 weekday passenger trips by year 2030 

Operation Schedule

  • Trains will operate from 4 a.m. to midnight daily
  • Trains will arrive about every five minutes during peak travel times and about every 10 minutes during off-peak hours

System Features

  • Modern, steel-wheel-on-steel-rail technology powered by a third rail
  • Elevated, grade-separated
  • Vehicle maintenance and operations facility near Leeward Community College
  • Four new bus transit centers will be located at the following stations in UH West Oahu, West Loch, Pearl Highlands, and Aloha Stadium
  • Four new park-and-ride lots will be constructed at the East Kapolei, UH West Oahu, Pearl Highlands, and Aloha Stadium stations, with a total of more than 4,000 parking spaces
  • Traction power substations
  • A dedicated access ramp will directly connect the southbound H-2 Freeway to the Pearl Highlands Station's park-and-ride facility and bus transit center 

Station Access

  • Walk
  • Bicycle
  • Transfer to or from TheBus
  • Private bus or shuttle service
  • TheHandi-Van drop off and pick up
  • Automobile drop-off and pick-up (kiss-and-ride)
  • Park-and-ride facilities at select locations 


  • Top speed: 55 mph
  • Average speed (including station stop time): 30 mph 


  • Single systemwide fare; one-pass system between TheBus and the rail system
  • Senior and student discounts will apply
  • Free transfer to or from TheBus when a one-way fare is purchased
  • Ticket (fare) vending machines available at all stations
  • Fare-gate system, must purchase fare or have a pass card to enter station and board trains

Rail Vehicles

  • Fully automated (driverless)
  • Capacity of 800 passengers per four-car train
  • Total fleet of 20 four-car trains, with approximately 17 trains in operation during peak travel periods by year 2024
  • Bicycles, surfboards, wheelchairs, strollers, coolers, and luggage will be allowed on trains, as regulated by policy
  • Air-conditioned train vehicles
  • Closed circuit security cameras will be featured onboard train vehicles
  • Emergency telephones
  • Free Wi-Fi on trains
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation