METRO streetcars return June 1

Good news: just in time for summer, Rock Region METRO will resume free-fare METRO Streetcar service in North Little Rock on Tuesday, June 1. Little Rock stops are expected to resume service in July. Replicas of the 1920 Birney Streetcar, the distinctive yellow streetcars are a fun and inexpensive way to take in the downtown sights and hear about the local area. 

Rock Region Metro Streetcar

“We are pleased to be able to resume streetcar service just as the tourism high season is starting and our local hospitality organizations are easing out of their pandemic restrictions and preparing for summer visitors,” said Charles Frazier, METRO chief executive officer.

With COVID cases decreasing, vaccinations increasing and mandates loosening, North Little Rock is seeing a resurgence of activity and events, including the return of concerts at Simmons Bank Arena; the return of sporting events at Burns Park; the return of Arkansas Travelers to Dickey-Stephens Park, and the return of live music, events and theater productions returning to the Argenta Arts District. METRO streetcars are a fun addition to the downtown bustle.

METRO Streetcar operates seven days a week, except for New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Boarding is only allowed at designated stop locations, found on the streetcar map. Download the free METROtrack mobile app to find out how many minutes away the next streetcar is from any stop in the system. Riders are reminded to check for active service alerts at the top of rrmetro.org and under the Service Alerts menu of the free METROtrack mobile app.

Rock Region Metro Streetcar North Little Rock

Monday-Thursday operating hours will start at 10:45 a.m., with Friday and Saturday operating hours remaining in place until midnight.

Board in North Little Rock (starting June 1):

Although streetcar service was initially suspended in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, construction for I-30 has also affected the timing of resuming service, as the streetcar is powered by an electric overhead catenary, and construction has at times required the relocation of some of the catenary poles and wiring.

Three Little Rock stops that follow the streetcar system’s 2007 expansion to serve the Clinton Presidential Center will remain closed through approximately December 2024 to accommodate the highway construction. Those are Stops 20008 at River Market Avenue & 3rd Street (in front of Dizzy’s Grill), Stop 12519 at World Avenue & 3rd Street (between the Clinton Presidential Center and the Heifer International world headquarters) and Stop 20010 at #rd Street & River Market Avenue (along the side of the Marriott Residence Inn).

june

18junAll Day20Argenta Dogtown Throwdown300 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Community,Family-Friendly,Live Music,Wine or Dine

20jun2:10 pm4:10 pmArkansas Travelers vs. Tulsa400 W. Broadway StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Sports

20jun6:00 pm9:00 pmJimbo Mathus at Four Quarter Bar415 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Live Music

21jun7:00 pm9:00 pmFlyway Brewing Live Trivia314 Maple StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

22jun8:00 pm10:00 pmPunchline Stand-Up Comedy301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Wine or Dine

23jun7:30 pm9:30 pmDisney on Ice presents Mickey's Search Party1 Simmons Bank Arena DriveEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly

23jun8:00 pm10:00 pmThe Joint Venture301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Wine or Dine

24jun5:00 pm7:00 pmDiamond Bear Challenge600 N Broadway St.Event Type :Argenta,Wine or Dine

24jun5:30 pm7:00 pmIntro to Ceramic Glazing Workshop201 E. Broadway St.Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment

24jun7:30 pm9:30 pmDisney on Ice presents Mickey's Search Party1 Simmons Bank Arena DriveEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly

25jun12:00 pm2:00 pmDisney on Ice presents Mickey's Search Party1 Simmons Bank Arena DriveEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly

25jun7:30 pm9:30 pmDisney on Ice presents Mickey's Search Party1 Simmons Bank Arena DriveEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly

25jun8:00 pm10:00 pmJust Shut Up and Drive301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

25jun9:00 pm11:00 pmKeith Savage at Four Quarter Bar415 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Live Music

26jun8:00 am10:00 amArgenta Farmers Market510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Community,Family-Friendly

26jun11:00 am1:00 pmDisney on Ice presents Mickey's Search Party1 Simmons Bank Arena DriveEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly

26jun3:00 pm5:00 pmDisney on Ice presents Mickey's Search Party1 Simmons Bank Arena DriveEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly

26jun7:00 pm9:00 pmDisney on Ice presents Mickey's Search Party1 Simmons Bank Arena DriveEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly

26jun8:00 pm10:00 pmJust Shut Up and Drive301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

26jun9:00 pm11:00 pmRachel Ammons at Four Quarter Bar w/ Billy Ruben & the Elevated Enzymes415 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Live Music

27jun11:00 am1:00 pmDisney on Ice presents Mickey's Search Party1 Simmons Bank Arena DriveEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly

27jun3:00 pm5:00 pmDisney on Ice presents Mickey's Search Party1 Simmons Bank Arena DriveEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly

28jun7:00 pm9:00 pmFlyway Brewing Live Trivia314 Maple StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

29jun8:00 pm10:00 pmPunchline Stand-Up Comedy301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Wine or Dine

30jun8:00 pm10:00 pmThe Joint Venture301 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114Event Type :Argenta,Arts & Entertainment,Wine or Dine