Ride the Line, the transit system for The World Games 2022—here’s what you need to know

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City officials, TWG 2022 CEO and mascots with the medical doctors for the Chinese Taipei athletic team. (Camille Womack / Bham Now)

On Tuesday, July 5, Mayor Randall Woodfin, Nick Sellers, The World Games 2022 CEO and transit leaders invited local media to join them for a shuttle ride to show how the Ride the Line system will transport fans to various venues during The World Games 2022 (TWG 2022). Read on for all the details.

About Ride the Line

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The World Games CEO, Nick Sellers briefing the media about what Ride the Line will provide attendees. (Camille Womack / Bham Now)

Ride the Line was announced back in May 2022 when TWG 2022 road closure maps were released. It will serve as a free transportation service during the 10-day event. It was made possible through the partnership between the City of Birmingham, The Birmingham Organizing Committee and the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority. 

Riding the Line

Vulcan and Vesta, city officials and local media enjoyed a ride on the Red Line that runs through the heart of Downtown Birmingham to SoHo Square in Homewood. Ride the Line buses are easy to spot because each is a Max Transit bus that’s been wrapped in The World Games 2022-themed vinyl. All buses will feature a radio or video screen with a welcome to Birmingham message from Mayor Woodfin and TWG 2022 theme song. 

Nick Sellers, CEO of TWG 2022 urges the public to ride them as they will provide safe, reliable and free transportation during the event. 

To make Riding the Line a cinch, download the MaxMyStop app.

Bus Routes

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Ride the Line bus routes color-coded map for The World Games 2022. (The World Games 2022)

The shuttle has four lines: 

  • Blue 
  • Green
  • Red 
  • Yellow

Each runs in 20-30 minute intervals during a certain time depending on the line. 

Shuttle lines + times of operation:

  • Green & Blue Lines | 9AM-Midnight | Daily
  • Red Line & Yellow Lines | 7AM-11PM |  Daily

The Ride the Line Shuttle Stops

Blue line shuttle stops

  • Legion Field- 6th Ave W and Jasper Rd W
  • 5th Ave N and 18th St
  • The Hub-Reverend Abraham Wood Jr Boulevard and 22nd St N

The Green line stops are: 

  • 20th St S and Powell Avenue
  • 5th Ave S and 33rd Street South
  • 4th Avenue S and 41st Street South
  • 1st Ave N and 34th Street North
  • The Hub-Reverend Abraham Wood Jr Boulevard and 22nd St N

Red line stops: 

  • 20th St N and Park Place (Stops on both sides of the street)
  • 20th St N and 4th Ave N (Stops on both sides of the street)
  • 20th St N and 3rd Ave N (Stops on both sides of the street)
  • 20th St N and 2nd Ave N (Stops on both sides of the street)
  • 20th St S and Powell Ave (Stops on both sides of the street)
  • and more here

Yellow shuttle line stops: 

  • 1st Ave N and 41st St N
  • Sloss Furnaces-1st Ave N and 34th St N
  • 20th St N & 1st Ave N (Stops on both sides of the street)
  • Railroad Park and Powell Steam Plant-18th St S and 1st Ave S
  • 5th Ave S and 13th St S
  • Crossplex-Ave W and 47th St Ensley

In the words of Nick Sellers, “the city is coming alive.” Get excited Birmingham, The World Games starts Thursday, July 7! 

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