Blue Line North Bus Bridges for Train Testing Underway

Bus bridges (special shuttle buses) are in place on the north area Blue Line between Watt/I-80 and Royal Oaks stations for testing the new low-floor trains on the tracks between those stations during late night hours.

Train testing began on May 3, 2023, and is expected to last through fall 2024.

Bus bridge service are in place Monday through Friday from 11 p.m. through the end of service each day between Watt/I-80 and Royal Oaks stations.

The new trains are undergoing dynamic testing, which requires the trains to be on the track during revenue service to test multiple mechanical systems. Learn more on the new low-floor train testing process here:

Bus Bridge Information (Monday – Friday)

Bus bridge (shuttle bus) will operate between Watt/I-80 and Royal Oaks stations Monday through Friday. The first trip will start at 11 p.m. and the last trip will depart at 1 a.m. The shuttles will be available every 30 minutes.

Stations with shuttle buses include:

  • Watt/I-80 Station
  • Watt/I-80 West Station
  • Roseville Road Station
  • Marconi/Arcade Station
  • Swanston Station*
  • Royal Oaks Station

*Swanston station is a request only station, if you need to get off at Swanston, please let the bus operator know.

More information on the testing process is available at