Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Smooth Sailing to Gasparilla with the TECO Line Streetcar and HART!


Take the streetcar to the Pirate frenzy!
Arrgh you ready?! Have your sights set on Gasparilla? Well, set sail with HART and the TECO Line Streetcar System. We're rolling out extra streetcar, bus and trolley service to ensure a safe and easy way to get around during Gasparilla on Saturday, Jan. 25. 

Service includes:

TECO Line Streetcar System
  • For those parking in Ybor City, take the streetcar from Ybor City (Centennial Park Station) to Downtown Tampa (Dick Greco Plaza) View Map for Gasparilla 2014 -- Streetcar and Bus service
  • Continuous service 9 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • $5 for an all-day pass, which may be purchased with cash at ticket vending machines (please bring small bills; exact change suggested) located at each streetcar station. This fare does not cover the City of Tampa parking fees.
  • Station 11 will be closed all day.
  • Stations 3 and 4 will be closed from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Stations 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 will be closed 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Continuous HART bus service will be available near select streetcar stations. See Map for Gasparilla 2014.
For more information on the TECO Line Streetcar System, visit www.TECOlinestreetcar.org.

HART Bus Service
  • For those parking in Ybor City, bus service will be available from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. between Ybor City (Streetcar Society Station and Cadrecha Plaza) and Downtown Tampa (Dick Greco Plaza) View Map for Gasparilla 2014 -- Streetcar and Bus Service 
  • $4 for an all-day pass, which may be purchased in advance at HART retail outlets or on board buses on Gasparilla Day with cash only (no change provided). Monthly bus passes may also be used. This fare does not cover City of Tampa parking fees. 

In-Town Trolley  
  • On detour during Gasparilla Festival
  • Provides a connection from the north end of Downtown Tampa (Marion Transit Center) to the south end of Downtown Tampa (Dick Greco Plaza).  View Map for Gasparilla 2014
  • Continuous service 9 a.m. -  6 p.m.
  • 25¢ or streetcar/bus all-day passes accepted

Getting to Downtown Tampa on HART
Click here for a list of HART service detours during the Gasparilla Pirate Fest.


Leave the gray hairs to Jack Sparrow!

Have specific questions about HART service during this special event, call 813-254-4278 or visit www.goHART.org.  Never attended Gasparilla before? Learn how to party like a (responsible) pirate

Just remember, gray hairs may give Captain Jack Sparrow a "distinguished look." However, with over 500,000 swashbucklers expected to attend Gasparilla, don't test your luck - save yourself some gray hairs - and ride with us.