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Photo of the Month – November, 2017

TECOline Streetcar #1976 at the Centro Ybor station in historic Ybor City.

For my November “Photo of the Month”, I bring you one of Tampa’s replica streetcars – an open-air “breezer” car that was built by Gomaco Trolley, #1976.

Back when Tampa’s original streetcar operated, many of these “breezer” trains flourished throughout the city and its inner suburbs, bringing hundreds of passengers from as far north as Sulphur Springs to as far south as Ballast Point Park. Other cities like San Francisco operated similar trains on their streetcar lines, and San Francisco continues to operate replicas of their original streetcar trains throughout the city (some preserved originals come out during special events as well).


Service Advisories

This page will be updated regularly when there is a detour or other service change that may impact transit customers for more than 72 hours.

For advisories affecting the New York MTA, please visit the agency’s Planned Service Changes page. You can also sign up for alerts when service interruptions occur.

For advisories affecting the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (a.k.a. LYNX), please visit the agency’s Service Alerts page.

The listing below is current as of 11/14/2017
Transit agency logos are utilized for informational purposes ONLY. Thank you.


Detour: Due to roadway blockage, buses may be detoured via 4th Ave from Channelside Dr to 17th Ave. Customers can board buses at: 4th Ave @ 14th St, 4th Ave @ 16th St & 7th Ave @ 19th St.

Detour 1: Due to water main construction, the Route 9 stops on 30th St., from Diana St. to Sligh Ave. will temporarily not be served. This detour will remain in effect until 12/08/2017.

Detour 2: Due to police activity, and for safety reasons, early morning & late afternoon/evening trips on Route 9 will be detoured via 22nd St between Hillsborough Ave & MLK Blvd. This detour will remain in effect until further notice. Please see HART’s flyer for details.

In addition to the ongoing Route 9 detour, MetroRapid buses are on detour via Central Ave between MLK Blvd and Hillsborough Ave until further notice due to police activity. Also until further notice, Route 9 buses will be on detour all day.

Delays & Detours – Pass-A-Grille: Due to ongoing roadway construction, the Central Avenue Trolley Westbound will travel on its regular route to Pass-a-Grille Way, right on 26th Ave, left on Sunset Way, right on 22nd Ave, left on Gulf Way, left on 19th Ave, and right on Pass-a-Grille Way to regular route. The Central Avenue Trolley Eastbound will travel on its regular route to Gulf Way, right on 22nd Ave, left on Sunset Way, right on 23rd Ave, and left on Pass-a-Grille Way to regular route. Westbound passengers may catch the route on 19th Ave or end of line. Eastbound passengers may catch the route on Pass-a-Grille Way around 23rd Ave Area.

Delays & Detours – Pier District: The Central Avenue Trolley Eastbound will travel from 2nd Ave NE to a left into Beach Drive Trolley Station (Old Dolphin Station), and right on 2nd Ave NE to regular route. Passengers may catch the route on 2nd Ave NE and Bayshore Drive NE.

Schedule Change: AM trips to Downtown have changed. This will result in buses departing from Temple Terrace City Hall 15 minutes earlier than the original schedule. Please see HART’s flyer for the new departure times.

Tampa International Airport Services: HART is currently operating a shuttle van or bus between the Rental Car Facility temporary stop & the TPA Airport main terminal. This service will be operating until the SkyConnect train service at the airport becomes operational (expected to be some time in February of 2018). Shuttles will operate every 20 minutes during the following days & times:

  • Weekdays – 5:10 a.m. – 12:50 a.m.
  • Weekends – 6:30 a.m. – 12:10 a.m.

Delays & Detours – Gandy Freeway Construction: Although the Gandy Freeway project is nearing completion, delays & detours are still possible at times. Routes 4, 9, 58, 74, & 100X are all operating on their normal routing at this time, but Route 444 trips to the St. Petersburg Housing Authority offices are being impacted by changes in the surrounding roadway configuration. Delays should be expected on Route 444 during these trips. Also, Routes 9 & 100X may experience delays due to changes in the surrounding roadway configuration.

Special Event Detours

Special events can always cause detours and interruptions to transit lines. Please check with your transit agency for more information.