Officially known as the “Cincinnati Bell Connector”, the 18 stop streetcar line will transport individuals in the downtown core of the city. The transportation service will launch its first streetcar line this Friday, September 9th, 2016!
Where is the Cincinnati Streetcar’s Route?
The Cincinnati Bell Connector will connect The Banks on the Riverfront with Over-the-Rhine and all points in between. Here are a few popular destinations along this route:
- Government Square
- Fountain Square
- Contemporary Arts Center
- Public Library
- Aronoff Center
- JACK Cincinnati Casino
- Gateway Quarter
- School for the Creative and Performing Arts
- Music Hall
- Washington Park
Streetcar Stop Stations
There are 18 stop stations located along the streetcar’s route. The fare is $1 for two hours and $2 for a day pass. Individuals with Metro’s Fare Deal card can buy a $0.50 two-hour ticket. You must buy your fare ticket before boarding the streetcar. There is a ticket vending machine at each streetcar station.
image credit: http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/streetcar/design-route/
Hours of operation:
- Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m. – midnight
- Friday 6:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
- Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
- Sunday and holidays 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
How often it will operate:
- Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Every 12 minutes
- All other days/times Every 15 minutes
How Does The Cincinnati Bell Connector Work?
Downtown is Cincinnati’s largest employment center, with approximately 70,000 people in the area every day. It has been proven in cities from Atlanta to Seattle that fixed rails in the ground with thousands of potential riders draw new storefronts and businesses, as well as fixed up housing. This new development will put people to work and boost the city’s tax revenue.
Streetcar Grand Opening Events
Many downtown Cincinnati businesses are participating in the streetcar’s grand opening. Give the streetcar a try with free rides all weekend! With so much to do this weekend, be sure to check out Metro’s official Streetcar Grand Opening Schedule for a detailed list of events and specials you can receive on food, drink, entertainment and shopping around downtown Cincinnati.
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