Following the Mayor’s State of the City address today the Mayor along with Lynx CEO John Lewis will kickoff the new Grapefruit LYMMO line.
The new free bus route connects the Thornton Park District, Church Street/Central Business District and Parramore.
The Grapefruit or pink route runs between Westmoreland Dr. and Summerlin Ave. The buses will head east on Central Blvd and west on Church and South Streets (click map above for larger image).
The new line will touch some key areas for folks who visit or live downtown including the Amway Center, Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts, Church Street SunRail station and Publix in Thornton Park.
The Grapefruit route will be about half bus rapid transit lanes. Meaning the bus will have its own lane and control its own traffic signals.
The hours of operation for both the new LYMMO line and the existing Orange line will be the same. Buses begin running at 6:00 a.m. on weekdays and at 10:00 a.m. on weekends. The buses run until 10:00 p.m. Sunday though Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
The new line will run every 10 minutes during office hours and every 15 minutes in the evenings. This is an increase of 5 minutes more than the existing LYMMO line.
Full service for the new LYMMO line begins this Sunday until then the route will run every 15 minutes until 6:30 p.m. tonight, from 8:00 a.m. — 6:30 p.m. tomorrow and from 10:00 a.m. — 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.