GoTriangle Summer 2017 Service Change Details

This page was updated on May 26, 2017.

The comment period is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. Your feedback was incorporated in the final recommendations that were approved by the GoTriangle Board of Trustees on April 26, 2017. Service changes will be implemented in early July as well as early August 2017. Please see below for route-specific details.


The following routes have proposed service changes that would be implemented in early July 2017:

  • Route FRX (Fuquay-Varina – Raleigh Express) – The service change to Route FRX will provide three trips to Raleigh in the morning with one reverse trip to Fuquay-Varina and in the afternoon, three trips to Fuquay-Varina with one trip to Raleigh, Monday through Friday. In addition, the Raleigh downtown routing will be adjusted to improve reliability.
  • Route CLX (Clayton – Raleigh Express) – This route will be eliminated.
  • Route JCX (Johnson County Express) – This route will be eliminated.

 

The following routes have proposed service changes that would be implemented in early August 2017:

  • Route 100 (Raleigh – Regional Transit Center) – Additional midday trips and Saturday trips.
  • Route 300 (Raleigh – Cary) – Additional midday trips, Saturday trips, and new night and Sunday service between Raleigh and Cary only.
  • Route 700 (Durham – Regional Transit Center) – Additional midday trips and Saturday trips.
  • Route 800 (Chapel Hill – Regional Transit Center) – Additional midday trips and Saturday trips.
  • Route CRX (Chapel Hill – Raleigh Express) – Schedule adjustments.
  • Route DRX (Durham – Raleigh Express) – Schedule adjustments.

Route-by-Route Details

Route CLX

Area served: Clayton, Downtown Raleigh
Recommended Action: Route CLX will be eliminated.
Implementation Date: June 30, 2017
Rationale: Serving Johnston County and the Town of Clayton, Route CLX is funded by the NCDOT to provide alternative travel options for commuters during the Fortify I-40/440 Rebuild Project. Coinciding with the end of the Fortify project, NCDOT funding will end June 30, 2017. No outside funding sources were identified and the service was among the least productive express routes in the system.

Alternatives: There is an existing Park-and-Ride at the White Oak Shopping Center in Garner by the intersection of US-70 and I-40 (Exit 306), which is roughly 3 miles from the Johnston County border. This Park-and-Ride provides access to Route 102 into downtown Raleigh, which provides peak hourly service Monday through Friday.

Route JCX

Area served: Johnston County, Downtown Raleigh
Recommended Action: Route JCX will be eliminated.
Implementation Date: June 30, 2017
Rationale: Serving Johnston County, Route JCX is funded by the NCDOT to provide alternative travel options for commuters during the Fortify I-40/440 Rebuild Project. Coinciding with the end of the Fortify project, NCDOT funding will end June 30, 2017. No outside funding sources were identified and the service is among the least productive express routes in the system.

Alternatives: There is an existing Park-and-Ride at the White Oak Shopping Center in Garner by the intersection of US-70 and I-40 (Exit 306), which is roughly 3 miles from the Johnston County border. This Park-and-Ride provides access to Route 102 into downtown Raleigh, which provides peak hourly service Monday through Friday.

Route FRX

Area served: Fuquay-Varina, Downtown Raleigh
Recommended Action: Route FRX will be continued, though at a lower frequency. The downtown routing will change slightly to increase the reliability of the service and provide more direct service to GoRaleigh Station.
Implementation Date: July 3, 2017
Rationale: Route FRX is funded by the NCDOT as alternative travel options during the Fortify I-40/440 Rebuild Project. Coinciding with the end of the Fortify project, NCDOT funding will end June 30, 2017.

Presently, the FRX operates half-hour weekday peak service, while the Wake County Transit Plan anticipated hourly weekday peak service. Funding to continue service on Route FRX will come from the Wake Tax District, pending approval of the FY18 budget and work plan.

New Schedule:

Morning schedule:

Fuquay-Varina South P&R

Fuquay-Varina Hilltop P&R

Wilmington St at GoRaleigh Station

Salisbury St at Morgan St

6:05 AM

6:20 AM

6:45 AM ►

6:50 AM

6:35 AM

6:50 AM

7:20 AM ►

7:25 AM

7:35 AM

7:50 AM

8:30 AM ►

8:35 AM

*There will be one return trip to Fuquay-Varina in the morning, leaving GoRaleigh Station at 6:45AM and arriving to Fuquay-Varina at 7:35 AM.

Afternoon schedule:

Wilmington St at GoRaleigh Station

Salisbury St at Morgan St

Fuquay-Varina Hilltop P&R

Fuquay-Varina South P&R

4:05 PM

4:08 PM

4:40 PM ►

5:00 PM

5:05 PM

5:08 PM

5:45 PM ►

6:05 PM

6:05 PM

6:08 PM

6:40 PM ►

7:00 PM

*There will be one return trip to Raleigh in the afternoon, leaving the South Park Park and Ride at 5:10PM and arriving to GoRaleigh Station at 6:05PM.

 

Downtown Routing Map:

DowntownRoutingMapforServiceChanges.PNG

 

Route 100

Area Served: Downtown Raleigh, NC State University, RDU Airport, and the Regional Transit Center (RTC)
Service change: Route 100 will have more frequent service with trips added during the midday and on Saturday. This change will bring all of GoTriangle’s core routes from hourly service to 30-minute service, Monday through Saturday, from 6AM until 7PM.
Implementation Date: Aug. 7, 2017
Rationale: GoTriangle will be able to provide more frequent off-peak service, which will likely increase ridership on the route.
Impacts Likely to Occur: Customers will experience all-day 30-minute service and would be allowed that much more freedom and flexibility with their midday and Saturday trips.

Route 300

Area served: Downtown Cary, NC State University, and Downtown Raleigh
Service change: Route 300 will have more frequent service added between Downtown Raleigh and Cary. Trips will be added on weekday midday, weekday evenings, Saturday and Sunday. This change will bring all of GoTriangle’s core routes from hourly service to 30-minute service, Monday through Saturday, from 6AM until 7PM. GoCary will continue to operate the service on Saturday and will also now operate Sunday service through a contract with GoTriangle. GoTriangle will continue to operate all weekday trips.
Implementation Date: Aug. 6, 2017
Rationale: GoTriangle would be able to provide new and more frequent off-peak service, which will likely increase ridership on the route. This change is being made in conjunction with GoCary providing Sunday service for the first time. Additional trips will be added later in the evening as well.
Impacts Likely to Occur: Customers would experience all-day 30-minute service and would be allowed that much more freedom and flexibility with their midday and Saturday trips. The later service Monday through Saturday and new service on Sunday between Raleigh and Cary would greatly expand current and new customers’ ability to utilize transit.

Route 700

Area served: Downtown Durham and Regional Transit Center (RTC)
Service change: Route 700 will have more frequent service added. Trips will be added on midday and Saturday. This change will bring all of GoTriangle’s core routes from hourly service to 30 minute service, Monday through Saturday, from 6AM until 7PM.
Implementation Date: Aug. 7, 2017
Rationale: GoTriangle would be able to provide faster and more frequent off-peak service, which will likely increase ridership on the route.
Impacts Likely to Occur: Customers would experience all-day 30-minute service and would be allowed that much more freedom and flexibility with their midday and Saturday trips.

Route 800

Area served: UNC, The Streets at Southpoint, Regional Transit Center (RTC)
Service change: Route 800 will have more frequent service added. Trips would be added on midday and Saturday. This change would bring all of GoTriangle’s core routes from hourly service to 30 minute service, Monday through Saturday, until from 6AM until 7PM.
Implementation Date: Aug. 7, 2017
Rationale: GoTriangle would be able to provide faster and more frequent off-peak service, which will likely increase ridership on the route.
Impacts Likely to Occur: Customers will experience all-day 30-minute service and would be allowed that much more freedom and flexibility with their midday and Saturday trips.

 

Regional Core Map:

RegionalCoreMapforServicesChanges.PNG

Route CRX

Area Served: Chapel Hill, UNC, NC State University, Downtown Raleigh
Service Change: Schedules are being adjusted to reflect accurate travel times between Chapel Hill and Raleigh.
Implementation Date: Aug. 7, 2017
Rationale: Due to continuing increases in regional traffic congestion, GoTriangle is not able to reliably operate Route CRX according to the published schedule.

New Schedule: Please note that times in italics in the schedule below are drop-off only.

Raleigh to Chapel Hill – AM

GoRaleigh Station

Hillsborough at Pogue

District Dr P&R

Student Stores

Columbia at Rosemary

Departs Raleigh

Arrives UNC

6:00 AM

6:08 AM

6:18 AM

6:45 AM

6:50 AM

(same)

(same)

6:30 AM

6:39 AM

6:48 AM

7:15 AM

7:20 AM

(same)

(same)

6:50 AM

7:01 AM

7:11 AM

7:40 AM

7:45 AM

(same)

(same)

7:30 AM

7:40 AM

7:51 AM

8:25 AM

8:30 AM

(same)

0:03 later

8:00 AM

8:11 AM

8:23 AM

8:58 AM

9:05 AM

(same)

0:04 later

8:35 AM

8:45 AM

8:55 AM

9:27 AM

9:35 AM

(same)

(same)

9:05 AM

9:15 AM

9:24 AM

9:53 AM

10:00 AM

(same)

(same)

Chapel Hill to Raleigh – PM

Columbia at Franklin

Fetzer Gym

District Dr P&R

Hillsborough at Horne

GoRaleigh Station

Departs UNC

Arrives Raleigh

3:30 PM

3:37 PM

4:08 PM

4:21 PM

4:35 PM

(same)

(same)

4:00 PM

4:07 PM

4:41 PM

4:59 PM

5:15 PM

0:01 earlier

0:05 later

4:20 PM

4:27 PM

5:02 PM

5:27 PM

5:40 PM

0:01 earlier

0:10 later

4:45 PM

4:55 PM

5:33 PM

5:53 PM

6:05 PM

0:05 later

0:10 later

5:10 PM

5:20 PM

5:58 PM

6:20 PM

6:30 PM

0:05 later

0:10 later

5:55 PM

6:03 PM

6:36 PM

6:52 PM

7:05 PM

0:10 later

0:10 later

6:35 PM

6:44 PM

7:13 PM

7:28 PM

7:40 PM

0:10 later

0:15 later

Chapel Hill to Raleigh – AM

Columbia at Rosemary

Eubanks Rd P&R

Hillsborough at Horne

GoRaleigh Station

Departs
Chapel Hill

Arrives
Raleigh

5:55 AM

6:04 AM

6:37 AM

6:45 AM

(same)

(same)

6:25 AM

6:37 AM

7:13 AM

7:20 AM

0:05 earlier

(same)

6:55 AM

7:07 AM

7:43 AM

7:55 AM

0:05 earlier

(same)

7:15 AM

7:27 AM

8:12 AM

8:25 AM

0:10 earlier

(same)

7:50 AM

8:02 AM

8:48 AM

9:00 AM

0:10 earlier

0:01 later

8:35 AM

8:46 AM

9:24 AM

9:35 AM

(same)

0:05 later

Raleigh to Chapel Hill – PM

GoRaleigh Station

Hillsborough at Pogue

Eubanks Rd P&R

Columbia at Franklin

Departs
Raleigh

Arrives
Chapel Hill

3:40 PM

3:52 PM

4:29 PM

4:40 PM

(same)

0:05 later

4:00 PM

4:11 PM

4:53 PM

5:05 PM

(same)

0:05 later

4:40 PM

4:52 PM

5:38 PM

5:50 PM

(same)

0:10 later

5:20 PM

5:33 PM

6:21 PM

6:30 PM

0:05 later

0:10 later

5:50 PM

6:02 PM

6:49 PM

7:00 PM

0:05 later

0:10 later

6:35 PM

6:47 PM

7:23 PM

7:35 PM

0:05 later

0:05 later

 

Route DRX

Area Served: Downtown Durham, Duke University, NC State University, Downtown Raleigh
Service Change: Schedules are being adjusted to reflect accurate travel times between Durham and Raleigh.
Implementation Date: Aug. 7, 2017
Rationale: Due to continuing increases in regional traffic congestion, GoTriangle is not able to reliably operate Route DRX according to the published schedule.

New Schedule: Please note that times in italics in the schedules below are drop-off only.

Raleigh to Durham – AM

GoRaleigh Station

Hillsborough at Pogue

Carter Finley

Durham Station

Erwin at Emergency

Chapel at Duke Univ.

Departs Raleigh

Arrives Durham

5:55 AM

6:04 AM

6:12 AM

6:37 AM

6:44 AM

6:52 AM

(same)

(same)

6:25 AM

6:34 AM

6:42 AM

7:07 AM

7:15 AM

7:22 AM

(same)

(same)

6:50 AM

6:59 AM

7:09 AM

7:37 AM

7:45 AM

7:52 AM

(same)

0:05 earlier

7:20 AM

7:29 AM

7:39 AM

8:14 AM

8:24 AM

8:30 AM

0:05 earlier

(same)

7:50 AM

8:00 AM

8:10 AM

8:47 AM

8:55 AM

9:05 AM

(same)

(same)

8:25 AM

8:35 AM

8:45 AM

9:17 AM

9:27 AM

9:33 AM

(same)

0:05 later

Durham to Raleigh – PM

Chapel at Duke Univ.

Fulton at Duke/VA

Durham Station

Carter Finley

Hillsborough at Horne

GoRaleigh Station

Departs Durham

Arrives Raleigh

3:30 PM

3:38 PM

3:44 PM

4:13 PM

4:22 PM

4:35 PM

(same)

(same)

4:02 PM

4:10 PM

4:17 PM

4:51 PM

5:05 PM

5:20 PM

(same)

0:03 later

4:30 PM

4:40 PM

4:47 PM

5:29 PM

5:44 PM

5:55 PM

(same)

(same)

5:05 PM

5:15 PM

5:23 PM

6:05 PM

6:17 PM

6:30 PM

(same)

(same)

5:40 PM

5:48 PM

5:56 PM

6:33 PM

6:42 PM

6:55 PM

(same)

0:05 later

6:25 PM

6:33 PM

6:39 PM

7:11 PM

7:20 PM

7:30 PM

(same)

0:05 later

Durham to Raleigh – AM

Chapel at
Duke Univ.

Durham Station

Hillsborough at Horne

GoRaleigh Station

Departs Durham

Arrives Raleigh

5:55 AM

6:05 AM

6:33 AM

6:45 AM

(same)

(same)

6:25 AM

6:37 AM

7:05 AM

7:17 AM

(same)

(same)

6:52 AM

7:05 AM

7:33 AM

7:45 AM

0:03 earlier

(same)

7:22 AM

7:32 AM

8:13 AM

8:25 AM

0:02 earlier

0:03 later

7:52 AM

8:07 AM

8:43 AM

8:55 AM

0:03 earlier

(same)

8:30 AM

8:45 AM

9:18 AM

9:30 AM

(same)

0:05 later

Raleigh to Durham – PM

GoRaleigh Station

Hillsborough at Pogue

Durham Station

Chapel at
Duke Univ.

Departs
NC State

Arrives Durham

3:35 PM

3:47 PM

4:19 PM

4:30 PM

(same)

(same)

4:05 PM

4:18 PM

4:50 PM

5:05 PM

(same)

(same)

4:40 PM

4:51 PM

5:30 PM

5:40 PM

0:02 earlier

(same)

5:25 PM

5:36 PM

6:15 PM

6:25 PM

0:02 earlier

(same)

6:00 PM

6:11 PM

6:50 PM

7:00 PM

0:01 earlier

0:05 later

6:30 PM

6:41 PM

7:12 PM

7:20 PM

0:01 earlier

(same)