Crane Demolition Planned for Midday Saturday
At 3:00 A.M. on Sunday, Oct. 20, the New Orleans RTA is relocating its temporary central transit hub from RTA headquarters (2817 Canal Street) to Duncan Plaza (343 Loyola Avenue). As the City of New Orleans continues its response to the Hard Rock Hotel building collapse, this temporary solution keeps riders closer to the original transit hub while remaining outside of the evacuation zone. The RTA will provide onsite operations management and customer service.
The Hard Rock Hotel evacuation zone continues to prohibit RTA transit service to the Elk and Canal hub. The RTA is working closely with the City of New Orleans, which announced today (Friday, Oct. 18) that the crane demolition of the partially collapsed building will take place midday Saturday (Oct. 19).
RTA will continue to update riders as new information becomes available.
RTA riders will be able to make transfers to buses at Duncan Plaza as they normally would from Elk and Canal. Lines serving the Transit Hub are: 15-Freret, 28-Martin Luther King, 32-Leonidas-Treme, 39-Tulane, 51-St. Bernard-St. Anthony, 52- St. Bernard-Paris Ave., 57-Franklin, 62-Morrison Express, 63-New Orleans East Owl, 64-Lake Forest Express, 65-Read-Crowder Express, 80-Desire-Louisa, 84-Galvez, 88-St. Claude, 91-Jackson-Esplanade, 100-Algiers Owl, 101-Algiers Point, 102- General Meyer, 106-Aurora, 114-General DeGaulle-Sullen, 115-General DeGaulle-Tullis, 202-Airport Express
Streetcar service changes continue until further notice for the following lines:
· Riverfront Streetcar – service suspended along entire streetcar line, RTA is recommending that riders use the 55-Elysian Fields or the 5-Marigny-Bywater in place of the suspended Riverfront Streetcarline.
· Rampart- St. Claude Streetcar – service suspended along entire streetcar line.
· Canal streetcar-Cemeteries – streetcars will continue to run as normal from Liberty to Cemeteries or City Park, all streetcar service is suspended from Liberty Street to the river. Bus bridges are in place and servicing the suspended portions of the Canal streetcar-Cemeteriesline.
· Canal streetcar-City Park/Museum – streetcars will continue to run as normal from Liberty to Cemeteries or City Park, all streetcar service is suspended from Liberty Street to the river. Bus bridges are in place and servicing the suspended portions of the Canal streetcar-City Park/Museumstreetcar line.