Pardon Our Progress

Pardon our Progress while construction begins on Central Station Redevelopment and the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub project in downtown Phoenix. These projects will transform the landscape of the downtown Phoenix core while creating another rail corridor to serve additional Phoenix communities.

In the meantime, bus and rail riders, pedestrians and motorists may need to adjust their regular trips due to construction.

Ed Pastor Transit Center will be closed to buses starting Thursday, February 25, through Wednesday, March 17 due to construction on the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub. Routes 7, 8, and 52 will be on detour and will not serve the transit center. For more information on your impacted route, visit valleymetro.org/rider-alerts.

Learn more about the service impacts due to construction including light rail single-tracking in February and March 2021 and long-term bus detours in downtown Phoenix that began in October 2020.  

    Light rail single-tracking

    Downtown Phoenix bus service

    We are excited about the future these projects hold to enhacing the lives of people in the Valley. Don’t forget to sign-up for our email update list to receive information about upcoming changes and reminders. 

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    Construction on South Central Extension/Downtown Hub will lead to a schedule adjustment for light rail on February 13-26 and March 13-26. During each of those two-week periods, light rail trains throughout the entire system will arrive every 30 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes. During each of these two-week periods, some downtown stations will be closed.

    To view the schedules that will be in effect during these periods, click here.

    In order to build the Downtown Hub portion of the project, light rail trains will single-track from just before the Roosevelt/Central Ave station until after the 3rd St/Jefferson and 3rd St/Washington stations.

    On February 13-26, both eastbound and westbound trains will alternate traveling on the 1st Avenue and Jefferson Street tracks (see below).

    Map showing path of light rail train along 1st Avenue and Jefferson Streets in downtown Phoenix

    On February 13-26, the following platforms will be closed:

      • Van Buren/Central Ave
      • Washington/Central Ave
      • 3rd St/Washington

    Downtown riders can board both east- and westbound trains at Van Buren/1st Ave, Jefferson/1st Ave or 3rd St/Jefferson

     

    On March 13-26, both eastbound and westbound trains will alternate traveling on the Central Avenue and Washington Street tracks (see below).

    Map showing path of light rail train along Central Avenue and Washington Street.

    On March 13-26, the following platforms will be closed:

      • Van Buren/1st Ave
      • Jefferson/1st Ave
      • 3rd St/Jefferson

    Downtown riders can board both east- and westbound trains at Van Buren/Central Ave, Washington/Central Ave or 3rd St/Washington

     

     

     

    Downtown Phoenix bus service was adjusted starting October 26, 2020 due to construction. To learn more about the stop changes for local, Express/RAPID and the DASH, scroll down to search by stop location or use the link in the right-hand column to search by route. There are also maps in the right-hand column that show additional information on the long-term detours for the downtown Phoenix area. 

    Important updates:

    • The Central Station Pass Sales and Customer Service is now located in the City of Phoenix Public Transit Building at 302 N. 1st Ave., Suite 120, north side of the building. This is also where you can pick up lost and found items. 
    • Central Ave/Polk St stop is closed to Express Rts. 562, 571 & 573 until further notice. This stop will only serve Rts. 0 & 8. 
    • Rt. 0 south of downtown Phoenix is now called Rt. 0A - South Central Shuttle and DOES NOT pick up at 1st Ave/Van Buren. To board Rt. 0A you must go to Central Ave/Van Buren St in front of The Westin Hotel. 
    • Rt. 0A does not board or deboard at 1st Ave/Jefferson. The only downtown stop for Rt. 0A is Central Ave/Van Buren St in front of The Westin Hotel.  

     

    Search by stop location

    7th Ave/Van Buren St – Southeast corner

    • Local routes: 3 eastbound, 8 northbound

    5th Ave/Van Buren St – Southeast corner

    • Local routes: 3 eastbound, 8 northbound

    3rd Ave/Van Buren St – Southwest corner

    • Pick-up stop for routes: 562, 571, 573

    2nd Ave/Van Buren St – Northeast corner

    • Drop-off stop for routes: 562, 563, 571, 573, I-10 West
    • Local routes: 3 westbound 

    1st Ave/Van Buren St – Southwest corner

    • Pick-up stop for routes: 514, 520, 521, 522, 531, 535, 541, South Mountain East
    • Local routes: 3 eastbound

    1st Ave/Van Buren St – Northwest corner

    • Pick-up stop for routes: Grand Ave Limited
    • Local routes: 8 southbound

    Central Ave/Van Buren St – Southeast corner

    • Drop-off stop for routes: 575, Grand Ave Limited, I-17, South Mountain West
    • Pick-up stop for routes: 542, 563, I-10 East, I-10 West, SR-51

    Central Ave/Van Buren St – Northeast corner

    • Local routes: 0A southbound, 7 northbound, 10 eastbound

    Van Buren St between Central Ave and 1st St

    • Local routes: 1 eastbound, 3 eastbound, 7 southbound

    1st St/Van Buren St – Northeast corner

    • Drop-off stop for routes: 514, 520, 521, 522, 531, 533, 535, 541, 542, I-10 East, South Mountain East, SR-51
    • Pick-up stop for routes: 575, I-17, South Mountain West

    Central Ave/Polk St – Southeast corner. Due to construction, buses will use northeast corner until further notice. 

    • Local routes: 0 northbound, 8 northbound
      • These routes will board and deboard in front of ASU until further notice.

    3rd Ave/Adams – Southwest corner

    • Drop-off stop for routes: 575, Grand Ave Limited, I-17, South Mountain West
    • Pick-up stop for routes: 542, 563, I-10 East, I-10 West, SR-51

    7th Ave/Washington St – Southeast corner

    • Drop-off stop for routes: 575, Grand Avenue Limited, I-17, South Mountain West
    • Pick-up stop for routes: 514, 520, 521, 522, 531, 533, 535, 541, 542, 562, 563, 571, 573, I-10 East, I-10 West, South Mountain East, SR-51
    • Local route: 8 northbound

    Washington St between 5th Ave & 6th Ave

    • Local route: DASH

    5th Ave/Washington St – Northwest corner

    • Drop-off stop for routes: 514, 520, 521, 522, 531, 533, 535, 541, 542, 562, 563, 571, 573, I-10 East, I-10 West, South Mountain East, SR-51
    • Pick-up stop for routes: 575,Grand Avenue Limited, I-17, South Mountain West
    • Local route: 8 southbound

    4th Ave/Washington – Northeast corner

    • Local route: DASH

    7th Ave/Jefferson St – Southeast corner

    • Local route: DASH

    5th Ave/Jefferson St – Southeast corner

    • Local route: DASH

    1st Ave/Jefferson St – Southwest corner

    • Local route: 0A

    Pardon Our Progress

    Pardon our Progress while construction begins on Central Station Redevelopment and the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub project in downtown Phoenix. These projects will transform the landscape of the downtown Phoenix core while creating another rail corridor to serve additional Phoenix communities.

    In the meantime, bus and rail riders, pedestrians and motorists may need to adjust their regular trips due to construction.

    Ed Pastor Transit Center will be closed to buses starting Thursday, February 25, through Wednesday, March 17 due to construction on the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub. Routes 7, 8, and 52 will be on detour and will not serve the transit center. For more information on your impacted route, visit valleymetro.org/rider-alerts.

    Learn more about the service impacts due to construction including light rail single-tracking in February and March 2021 and long-term bus detours in downtown Phoenix that began in October 2020.  

      Light rail single-tracking

      Downtown Phoenix bus service

      We are excited about the future these projects hold to enhacing the lives of people in the Valley. Don’t forget to sign-up for our email update list to receive information about upcoming changes and reminders. 

      Email Sign-up

       

      Construction on South Central Extension/Downtown Hub will lead to a schedule adjustment for light rail on February 13-26 and March 13-26. During each of those two-week periods, light rail trains throughout the entire system will arrive every 30 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes. During each of these two-week periods, some downtown stations will be closed.

      To view the schedules that will be in effect during these periods, click here.

      In order to build the Downtown Hub portion of the project, light rail trains will single-track from just before the Roosevelt/Central Ave station until after the 3rd St/Jefferson and 3rd St/Washington stations.

      On February 13-26, both eastbound and westbound trains will alternate traveling on the 1st Avenue and Jefferson Street tracks (see below).

      Map showing path of light rail train along 1st Avenue and Jefferson Streets in downtown Phoenix

      On February 13-26, the following platforms will be closed:

        • Van Buren/Central Ave
        • Washington/Central Ave
        • 3rd St/Washington

      Downtown riders can board both east- and westbound trains at Van Buren/1st Ave, Jefferson/1st Ave or 3rd St/Jefferson

       

      On March 13-26, both eastbound and westbound trains will alternate traveling on the Central Avenue and Washington Street tracks (see below).

      Map showing path of light rail train along Central Avenue and Washington Street.

      On March 13-26, the following platforms will be closed:

        • Van Buren/1st Ave
        • Jefferson/1st Ave
        • 3rd St/Jefferson

      Downtown riders can board both east- and westbound trains at Van Buren/Central Ave, Washington/Central Ave or 3rd St/Washington

       

       

       

      Downtown Phoenix bus service was adjusted starting October 26, 2020 due to construction. To learn more about the stop changes for local, Express/RAPID and the DASH, scroll down to search by stop location or use the link in the right-hand column to search by route. There are also maps in the right-hand column that show additional information on the long-term detours for the downtown Phoenix area. 

      Important updates:

      • The Central Station Pass Sales and Customer Service is now located in the City of Phoenix Public Transit Building at 302 N. 1st Ave., Suite 120, north side of the building. This is also where you can pick up lost and found items. 
      • Central Ave/Polk St stop is closed to Express Rts. 562, 571 & 573 until further notice. This stop will only serve Rts. 0 & 8. 
      • Rt. 0 south of downtown Phoenix is now called Rt. 0A - South Central Shuttle and DOES NOT pick up at 1st Ave/Van Buren. To board Rt. 0A you must go to Central Ave/Van Buren St in front of The Westin Hotel. 
      • Rt. 0A does not board or deboard at 1st Ave/Jefferson. The only downtown stop for Rt. 0A is Central Ave/Van Buren St in front of The Westin Hotel.  

       

      Search by stop location

      7th Ave/Van Buren St – Southeast corner

      • Local routes: 3 eastbound, 8 northbound

      5th Ave/Van Buren St – Southeast corner

      • Local routes: 3 eastbound, 8 northbound

      3rd Ave/Van Buren St – Southwest corner

      • Pick-up stop for routes: 562, 571, 573

      2nd Ave/Van Buren St – Northeast corner

      • Drop-off stop for routes: 562, 563, 571, 573, I-10 West
      • Local routes: 3 westbound 

      1st Ave/Van Buren St – Southwest corner

      • Pick-up stop for routes: 514, 520, 521, 522, 531, 535, 541, South Mountain East
      • Local routes: 3 eastbound

      1st Ave/Van Buren St – Northwest corner

      • Pick-up stop for routes: Grand Ave Limited
      • Local routes: 8 southbound

      Central Ave/Van Buren St – Southeast corner

      • Drop-off stop for routes: 575, Grand Ave Limited, I-17, South Mountain West
      • Pick-up stop for routes: 542, 563, I-10 East, I-10 West, SR-51

      Central Ave/Van Buren St – Northeast corner

      • Local routes: 0A southbound, 7 northbound, 10 eastbound

      Van Buren St between Central Ave and 1st St

      • Local routes: 1 eastbound, 3 eastbound, 7 southbound

      1st St/Van Buren St – Northeast corner

      • Drop-off stop for routes: 514, 520, 521, 522, 531, 533, 535, 541, 542, I-10 East, South Mountain East, SR-51
      • Pick-up stop for routes: 575, I-17, South Mountain West

      Central Ave/Polk St – Southeast corner. Due to construction, buses will use northeast corner until further notice. 

      • Local routes: 0 northbound, 8 northbound
        • These routes will board and deboard in front of ASU until further notice.

      3rd Ave/Adams – Southwest corner

      • Drop-off stop for routes: 575, Grand Ave Limited, I-17, South Mountain West
      • Pick-up stop for routes: 542, 563, I-10 East, I-10 West, SR-51

      7th Ave/Washington St – Southeast corner

      • Drop-off stop for routes: 575, Grand Avenue Limited, I-17, South Mountain West
      • Pick-up stop for routes: 514, 520, 521, 522, 531, 533, 535, 541, 542, 562, 563, 571, 573, I-10 East, I-10 West, South Mountain East, SR-51
      • Local route: 8 northbound

      Washington St between 5th Ave & 6th Ave

      • Local route: DASH

      5th Ave/Washington St – Northwest corner

      • Drop-off stop for routes: 514, 520, 521, 522, 531, 533, 535, 541, 542, 562, 563, 571, 573, I-10 East, I-10 West, South Mountain East, SR-51
      • Pick-up stop for routes: 575,Grand Avenue Limited, I-17, South Mountain West
      • Local route: 8 southbound

      4th Ave/Washington – Northeast corner

      • Local route: DASH

      7th Ave/Jefferson St – Southeast corner

      • Local route: DASH

      5th Ave/Jefferson St – Southeast corner

      • Local route: DASH

      1st Ave/Jefferson St – Southwest corner

      • Local route: 0A