ORLANDO (CityofOrlando.net) – As part of its continued focus on making Orlando a more pedestrian-friendly destination and expanding public transportation options, the City joined LYNX on April 10 to kickoff the new Grapefruit LYMMO line service, an expansion of the fare-free LYMMO program.
The Grapefruit Line Connects Parramore and Thornton Park
The Grapefruit Line provides service from Westmoreland Drive on the west to Summerlin Avenue, east of Downtown, connecting the Parramore and Thornton Park neighborhoods, the Central Business District and SunRail stations. The 3.52-mile loop has 15 stations.
The Grapefruit Line joins the existing Orange Line. Buses start running at 6 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends, until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight each Friday and Saturday.
LYMMO Provides Free Public Transportation in Downtown Orlando
LYMMO currently serves 2,800 daily riders. The service was developed in 1997 to provide free public transportation in the Downtown business, entertainment and shopping district. The Grapefruit Line will be joined by another new route in the future when construction concludes on the Parramore Bus Rapid Transit Expansion Project.
“The City has worked in partnership with LYNX and the FTA to triple the size of the LYMMO service by adding these two additional routes,” Mayor Buddy Dyer said. “We are expanding the service to give options to our 15,000 residents in Downtown, our 75,000 workers in Downtown and our over 400,000 visitors.”