Have you experienced the R-LINE yet? This is Raleigh’s eco-friendly approach to urban transportation. It’s a FREE circulator service that features hybrid electric buses that will connect you to restaurants, retail, entertainment venues, museums, hotels, and parking facilities in downtown Raleigh. Buses run approximately every 15 minutes.
The R-Line is the perfect way to get around downtown. It conveniently makes a stop right outside of Dram and Draught! If you work downtown this is a great way to get from your office for an afternoon meeting or happy hour! We open at 3 p.m. on weekdays and 12 p.m. (noon) on weekends.
On the weekend, the R-Line is a great way to explore new places downtown. You could explore City Market for First Friday to check out Artspace and grab dinner at City Market Sushi. After dinner, you can hop on the R-Line and head to Dram and Draught! Make sure to hop off at the R7 Stop (Glenwood South at Willard Street) or R8 stop (Morgan Street at Harrington Street) and you’ll be just a short few blocks away from our 1 Glenwood Avenue address!
About the Buses:
This route is served by 3, 40′ hybrid electric, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) style buses; one bus will serve as a spare. The City of Raleigh chose to use 40′ buses because they can easily be placed into regular GoRaleigh bus service if necessary. The City of Raleigh chose a BRT style hybrid because it is environmentally friendly, will run quietly in the CBD and it provides a distinctive look to the service.
The green and blue colors emphasize its unique “green” attribute; they stand for blue air and green earth. The design of the bus also symbolizes that the R-Line is a joint effort of the Raleigh Transit Authority, Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) and the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (GRCVB). The “R” logo is part of the DRA’s “You R Here” campaign. Also, the colors of the bus are not only environmentally friendly but are the colors of GRCVB’s logo.
Hours of Operation
Mon-Wed (7 am-11 pm)
Thurs-Sat (7 am-2:15 am)
Sun (1 pm-8 pm)
For questions or comments, call the GoTriangle Call Center at (919) 485-RIDE or learn more about GoRaleigh Transit from the City of Raleigh.