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The R-Line is Downtown Raleigh's free bus service to connect employees, residents and visitors to retail, restaurants, entertainment venues and parking in the Central Business District.


The circulator will run approximately every 15 minutes. The route will be served by 2 buses that will allow for headways to remain at approximately 15 minutes.

 Please note, the R-Line is currently only operating until 6 p.m. daily. Please check GoRaleigh.org for service updates.

Monday-Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.  Thursday-Saturday: 7 a.m. - 2:15 a.m.  Sunday: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.


New R-Line Route

During the February 2020 Raleigh Transit Authority (RTA) Board Meeting, it was approved to move forward with the proposed new route. The RTA completed a public comment period and a public hearing in December 2020, where 340 survey responses were received and 1 comment given during the public hearing. 

The new route will be implemented Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Map Showing Approved R-Line Route in Downtown




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