Adjusted Triangle Transit routes connect Duke, Triangle

August 12, 2010Beginning Aug. 16, Triangle Transit will change several routes connected to Duke as part of adjustments to many of its bus routes.

Audra Foree, marketing coordinator for Triangle Transit, said the goal of the service changes are to improve service reliability, simplify route designs and improve transfer connections, particularly at Durham Station.

Several regional routes that served Duke’s campus have been eliminated, including:
  • Weekday routes 402, 403, 412, and 413
  • Night routes 470 and 670
  • Saturday routes 412S and 413S
New regional routes serving Duke include Route 400, an all-day service between downtown Durham, New Hope Commons and Chapel Hill which also runs on Saturdays, and Route 405, a commuter route that runs on weekdays during morning and afternoon peak commute times that connects downtown Durham and Chapel Hill more directly. Both routes will make stops along Erwin Road and Trent Drive, near Duke Hospital.
 
Passengers who travel to/from Triangle Transit’s Regional Transit Center will need to use the new Route 700 between downtown Durham and the the center, but won't often need to transfer to another bus when they reach Durham Station.

Two express routes – 600 and 650 – have been renamed to become the Durham-Raleigh Express (DRX), which stops on Chapel Drive at Duke University Road and on Fulton St at Duke Hospital. The DRX also serves Durham Station, which is nearby the American Tobacco Campus.
 
The Knightdale-Raleigh Express (KRX), formerly the KDX route which connects Knightdale to downtown Raleigh, stops at the Duke Medical Plaza park-and-ride in Knightdale.

To assist with changes, Triangle Transit staff will be stationed at bus stops Aug. 16 to help riders with questions and new commute routes. See this brochure to navigate service and route changes.

For more information and a full list of changes, visit the Triangle Transit website or call (919) 485-7433.