Friday, January 19, 2018

Sail to Gasparilla with the TECO Line Streetcar and HART!

Take the Streetcar to the pirate festivities!
Arrgh you ready?! Have your sights set on Gasparilla? Travel safely to the festivities... set sail with HART and the TECO Line Streetcar System! 

HART will operate additional streetcar, bus and In-Towner service to accommodate the large numbers of anticipated riders on Saturday, January 27th for Gasparilla and the NHL All-Star Skills Competition! (Please note that routes are subject to change due to road closures.)
 
HART is by far the most convenient and affordable way to travel to the Gasparilla parade. An all-day HART bus pass is $4.00; an all-day streetcar pass is $5.00.
Board the Streetcar faster by paying with exact change, or via the Flamingo Fares app!

Below are important details to make the trip to the Gasparilla parade easier:

TECO Line Streetcar System

  • Catch the Streetcar at Centennial Park or Centro Ybor!
    $5 for an all-day pass, which may be purchased in advance with cash (exact change required) at ticket vending machines located at each streetcar station, and via the Flamingo Fares app!
    *
    This fare does not cover City of Tampa parking fees.
  • For those parking in Ybor City, HART strongly recommends riders to board The TECO Line Streetcar System at either Station 1 (Centennial Park) or Station 2 (Centro Ybor) to Downtown Tampa, Station 10 (Dick Greco Plaza).
  • Continuous service 8:00 a.m.- 1:30 a.m.
  • TECO Line Streetcar System Stations 3 and 4 will be closed 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., but during that time, HART will provide continuous bus service to/from Station 10 (Dick Greco Plaza) between 9:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
  • Stations 11 will be closed all day. View Map for Gasparilla 2018 
  • Stations 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 will be closed 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. 
Map of HART and TECO Line Streetcar Gasparilla service
Tackle Gasparilla with this map!

  • An all-day pass is $4, 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.
  • For those parking in Ybor City, Station 3 (Streetcar Society Station) and Station 4 (Cadrecha Station) HART will be providing continuous bus service to/from Downtown Tampa, Station 10 (Dick Greco Plaza) 9:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  
  • For those parking at the Port Authority Parking Garage in the Channel District, HART will be providing continuous bus service to/from Station 10 (Dick Greco Plaza) 9:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. View Map for Gasparilla 2018  

The In-Towner

  • FREE service every 30 minutes
  • The In-Town Trolley provides a connection from the north end of Downtown Tampa (Marion Transit Center) to the south end of Downtown Tampa, serving many of the downtown area parking garages. View Map for Gasparilla 2018
  • Continuous service 11:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.  

Getting to Downtown Tampa on HART

  • From University Area: Routes 1, 5, 6, 9, 12, MetroRapid
  • From Temple Terrace: Route 6
  • From Brandon: Routes 8, 360LX
  • From West Tampa/Citrus Park: Route 7
  • From South Tampa: Routes 19, 360LX
  • From Tampa International/Town 'N Country: Routes 30, 60LX
View HART bus maps and schedules

Detours

Routes 1,7, 8, 19, 30, and 360LX will be on detour during the festivities.

Make sure to party like a responsible pirate! No coolers or alcohol are allowed on HART buses and the TECO Line Streetcar System.