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    Knockabout is a unique gift shop for the creative class featuring items you won't find in any mall. Many of the crafts are made by talented North Carolina artisans. Be sure to visit the bakery and try one of their freshly made cookies.
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    Wachovia IMAX Theater
    This architectural sculpture marks the entrance of the Wachovia IMAX Theater at Marbles Kids Museum, which provides a larger-than-life movie experience for kids of all ages.
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    North Carolina State Capitol
    The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark.
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    Raleigh Times Bar
    The Raleigh Times Bar is located in the beautifully restored 100-year-old former home of the city's evening newspaper. Featuring creative takes on classic bar fare, and an amazing beer selection.
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    Mixed media artist and clothing designer Marie Cordella is just one of the 40 artists whose work can be viewed at ArtSpace, a visual art center that features 23 open studios, three exhibition galleries, lectures, classes and many other stimulating art events.
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    Father and Son Antiques
    Father and Son Antiques is home to a bounty of collectables and oddities, from mid-century designs and vintage threads to '50s kitch, tiki, mod, and much more.
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    Blount Street was once home to rich industrialists and prominent civic leaders, as evidenced by these beautiful, historic homes. Nearby Blount Street Commons, currently under construction, will soon add even more residences, retail shops and parks.
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    Catch 22
    Catch 22 is a modern baroque aesthetic clothing boutique that offers bold designs, funky accessories, and evening essentials, handpicked from the hottest designers at notably affordable prices.
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    Dos TaQuitos Centro
    Dos TaQuitos Centro restaurant reflects the music, art and food of Mexico. Voted Indy's “Best of the Triangle 2008,” the owner refers to the decor as “an organized mess,” while the menu features some of the Triangle's favorite Mexican fare.

Get Around



Experience the R-LINE, an eco-friendly approach to urban transportation. This FREE circulator service features hybrid electric buses that will connect you to restaurants, retail, entertainment venues, museums, hotels, and parking facilities in downtown Raleigh. Buses run every 10-15 minutes, so whether you’re a resident, employee or visitor, it’s a great new way to get around downtown. The next time you’re taking in downtown Raleigh, be sure to take the R-LINE!

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Wed (7 am-11 pm)
Thurs-Sat (7 am-2:15 am)
Sun (1 pm-8 pm)

Holiday Hours:

WRALChristmas Parade presented by Shop Local Raleigh

R-Line –  use 9:30 am-1 pm

Detour: From RCC, regular route back to Tucker St.  From Tucker St., cross over Glenwood Ave, right on Boylan Ave., left on Peace St., bear left onto Clark Avenue, left on Woodburn Rd. back to Hillsborough St., left on Hillsborough St., bear right onto Morgan St., resume route back to RCC.The bus stops on Glenwood Ave. WILL NOT be serviced during the parade.

For more information on the R-LINE’s route on Saturday, November 23, contact (919) 485-7433 or visit the City of Raleigh’s website at www.raleighnc.gov/transit.

For more information on WRAL's 2013 Christmas Parade Saturday, November 23 in Downtown Raleigh, click here.

New Years Extended Hours until 2:15 am

First Night Raleigh will have extended RLINE services to accommodate the late event.

RLINE would be able to run extended hours that night past its normal 11 pm schedule and instead use the Thurs-Sat schedule and end at 2:15 am.

Contact Information: 

For questions or comments, call the GoTriangle Call Center at (919) 485-RIDE.  

Downloadable Map:

To download the R-LINE map, click here.

AVL Map and Real-Time Projections:

To access the AVL Map and Real-Time projections, click here.

Mobile Application:

To access the mobile application, visit www.YouRHere.com/mobile and click on the "R-LINE" tab.