Ride the Line, the public transport system for the 2022 World Games – here’s what you need to know

ByShannon J. Cortes

Jul 5, 2022
City officials, TWG 2022 CEO and mascots with Chinese Taipei sports team doctors. (Camille Womack/Bham Now)

On Tuesday, July 5, Mayor Randall Woodfin, Nick Sellers, CEO of the 2022 World Games and transit officials 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 2022 World Games. (GTT 2022). Read on for all the details.

About Ride the Line

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World Games CEO Nick Sellers briefed the media on what Ride the Line will offer attendees. (Camille Womack/Bham Now)

Ride the Line was announced in May 2022 when the TWG 2022 road closure maps were released. It will serve as a free transport 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.

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Vulcan and Vesta, city officials and local media enjoyed a ride on the Red Line which runs through the heart of Birmingham city center to SoHo Square in Homewood. Ride the Line buses are easy to spot as each is a Max Transit bus that has been wrapped in World Games 2022 themed vinyl. All buses will be fitted with a radio or video screen with a Welcome to Birmingham message by Mayor Woodfin and the TWG 2022 theme song.

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

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

Bus routes

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Color coded Ride the Line bus route map for the 2022 World Games. (The 2022 World Games)

The shuttle has four lines:

Each runs at 20 to 30 minute intervals for a certain time depending on the line.

Shuttle lines + operating hours:

  • Green and blue lines | 9am-midnight | Daily
  • Red line and yellow lines | 7am-11pm | Daily

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 Ave
  • 5th Avenue South 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

Stops of the yellow shuttle:

  • 1st Ave N and 41st St N
  • Sloss Ovens-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 comes alive”. Get excited Birmingham, the World Games start on Thursday 7th July!

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