Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

The Tide

DRPT partnered with the City of Norfolk and Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) to bring the first light rail system to Virginia. Residents of Norfolk have been able to enjoy riding one of nine environmentally friendly light rail vehicles since August 2011. The Tide celebrated its fifth anniversary on August 19, 2016. 

Known as "The Tide," the route extends 7.4 miles from the Eastern Virginia Medical Center through downtown Norfolk, along the I-264 corridor to Newtown Road within the city of Norfolk.

11 stations are on the route, with four park and ride locations that provide access to the system in major areas such as Norfolk State University, Harbor Park, City Hall, MacArthur Center, Tidewater Community College (Norfolk Campus) and the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

For more information, visit The Tide's website.

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