The Milwaukee Hop streetcar operates an expanded festival line throughout summer 2024.
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The Milwaukee Hop streetcar operates an expanded festival line throughout summer 2024.

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Milwaukee’s streetcar, The Hop, will continue to operate both combined lines as well as the Lakefront line through the rest of the summer, the agency announced on social media Monday.

The Festivals Line was originally scheduled to run only during Summerfest, but will now run throughout the summer to allow passengers to travel to festivals taking place along the line, such as Bastille Day and other festivals as part of Summerfest.

Last year, Hop ridership skyrocketed during Milwaukee’s Bastille Days Festival and the Harley Davidson Homecoming Festival. Average ridership was 4,557 per day from July 13-16, including 6,886 riders on Saturday, July 15. It was the fourth-highest ridership in Hop history, behind only Bastille Days before COVID and the tram’s grand opening.

Here’s what you need to know about the Festivals line:

How to use The Hop’s Festivals line:

Hop’s Festivals Line is a combination of the existing M Line and L Line. The L Line opened in April and added stops on Michigan at Jackson eastbound, Clybourn at Jefferson westbound, and Lakefront inside The Couture high-rise transit plaza.

The Festivals Line connects the M and L lines, and all Hop vehicles will serve the entire route. Since all vehicles will serve all stations, passengers can hop on at any stop and reach Lakefront Station without having to transfer. Typically, three streetcars serve the M line and one serves the L line, which goes to Lakefront.

The Hop tram will stop at all stations along the route approximately every 15 minutes during peak hours. This will speed up travel times to the Lakefront. According to a press release, the L-Line typically stops at the Lakefront every 20 minutes. The Festivals Line will run until 1 a.m.

Use the free TransLoc mobile app to see The Hop’s location on the fly.

How much does it cost to participate in The Hop?

Rides are free, no tickets are needed.

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