Streetcar to operate until 1 a.m. Friday/Saturday nights; provide more frequent service Saturday
The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Casino Hotel, on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, announced extended and expanded service to accommodate festival-goers attending this weekend’s Bastille Days Festival in Cathedral Square Park and Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival at Veterans Park. Streetcar service will be extended later into the evening Friday and Saturday, while an additional vehicle will be put into use Saturday to provide more frequent service.
Service will be briefly interrupted to accommodate the Storm the Bastille run Thursday night, with operations pausing from 9 p.m. until the conclusion of the race. Operations will resume at approximately 10:30 p.m. (or as soon as the route is clear) and continue until midnight to accommodate crowds leaving the festival. The H-D Homecoming motorcycle parade Sunday will not impact streetcar operations.
The complete Hop schedule for the busy festival weekend is as follows:
Thursday, July 13
• Regular weekday service 5 a.m. – midnight
• Pause in service to accommodate Storm the Bastille from 9 p.m. until approximately 10:30 p.m.
Friday, July 14
• Regular weekday schedule with service extended until 1 a.m.
Saturday, July 15
• Expanded service with an additional car in use from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. • Regular service extended until 1 a.m.
Sunday, July 16
• Regular Sunday service
The Hop’s Cathedral Square stations provide access right into the heart of the Bastille Days Festival, while the Burns Commons station provides convenient access to Veterans Park via the stairs or ramp connecting Prospect Ave., to the Oak Leaf Trail. Streetcar riders can plan their trip by seeing the real-time positions of the streetcars and estimated arrival times by visiting thehopmke.com/interactive-map/. The Transloc app also provides real- time streetcar information and can be accessed via thehopmke.com/real-time-app.
For more information on The Hop, visit thehopmke.com.