GRTC Pulse is a modern, high quality, high capacity rapid transit system that will serve a 7.6-mile route along Broad Street and Main Street, from Rocketts Landing in the City of Richmond to Willow Lawn in Henrico County. GRTC Pulse is jointly sponsored by Bon Secours Richmond Health System and VCU Health System. The Pulse will link to many exciting destinations, businesses, services and restaurants when service begins Sunday, June 24, 2018.
Before we welcome you aboard, there are important safety tips you need to know.
• Please only utilize marked pedestrian access areas at or through station platforms.
• Do not jump railings or brick kneewalls.
• Do not skateboard on or through the stations.
• Do not climb or lean outside the protected station area.
• Do not jump into travel lanes from the platform.
• Do not walk down the median; please utilize sidewalks and marked crosswalks.
• Do not drive in Bus Only marked lanes, except when right-turning Downtown between 4th and 14th Sts.
• Do not attempt to make u-turns in gaps between station platforms. Utilize only signalized left-turn and u-turn locations.
Riding the GRTC Pulse is easy, but by reviewing this information, you'll learn how to ride the Pulse.
There are two types of stations – ones on the curbside, and ones in the middle of the road at signalized intersections.
Once at a Pulse station, you can conveniently purchase most bus fares at the ticket vending machine. The fare to ride the Pulse is the same as local routes, including reduced fare for eligible customers. With a variety of ways to pay, please have your fare ready prior to departure.
While on-board, GRTC offers FREE wifi access! Review other tips for your trip.
GRTC Pulse connects cyclists to many popular biking destinations along the route. There are three easy ways to connect between the Pulse and a bike: load your own bike onto the front of the Pulse; park your bike at a Pulse station; or borrow one of the RVA Bike Share bikes conveniently located near several Pulse stations.
Sharing the road with the new GRTC Pulse service is easy and provides safer travel than ever before on Broad and Main Streets.