INDIANAPOLIS – Indy’s first rapid transit line is in the home stretch of construction. Opening the Red Line will accompany a major wave of improvements to IndyGo service including every route running every day, improved frequencies, and easier transfers.

Phase 1 of construction began in June 2018 and, after 15 months of construction, is expected to open for service this September.

The 13-mile corridor will bring much more than 10-minute reliable service as approximately 40% of the Red Line budget has addressed additional infrastructure elements including sidewalks, roadway repairs, and drainage work.

Crews continue to work hard throughout the 13-mile route and as of April 1, have completed:

  • 14,148 linear feet of sidewalk replaced
  • 25 station platforms constructed
  • 14,889 linear feet of storm sewer installed
  • 21, 085 linear feet of curb replaced
  • 238 ADA curb ramps
  • 66 traffic signals upgraded
  • 19 lane miles of paving

Upon completion, residents and visitors will also notice new trees, a protected bicycle lane on Illinois Street, and landscaping at stations.

Learn about the project and stay up to date on construction information at or by calling 317-635-3344.


About IndyGo:

IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, provides public transit service throughout Marion County. IndyGo is implementing the Marion County Transit Plan, which will bring a 70% increase in IndyGo services and build a strong network of frequent service. Improvements in the plan include shorter wait times, longer service hours, easier transfers, and rapid transit lines along high ridership corridors. Visit our website, follow @IndyGoBus on Twitter, or call 317.635.3344 for more information.

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