Type: High Speed Rail
Number of lines: 3
Number of stations: 9
Daily ridership: 700,000
Began operation: 2017
Operators: IslandJet Corporation
Track length: 449km
Operating speed: 250km/h
Track gauge: 1,435mm
High Speed Rail train stopping at Honolulu
IslandJet is a undersea high speed rail system connecting the islands of Hawaii. It is the first of its kind. It runs across the eight major Hawaiian islands, from Hilo to Kauai. There is currently no connection to Kauai by rail, which is now currently served by a high speed hydrofoil.
For years, travel throughout the islands has been relegated to expensive flights. A inter-island train has been suggested to the Pacifican parliament multiple times (1960, 1971, 1988, 1997) before finally getting through both chambers and the public vote in 2005. The system was projected be completed in 2015. Construction went smoothly, until the market crash of 2008. Due to economic troubles, the tunnel to Kauai was canceled and construction only started again in 2011. The project came under fire as other territories of the nation felt "neglected", and the only reason it was not canceled is because it was already too far underway. The system is now used by over 700,000 people a day and is considered a modern marvel of engineering.
Line 1 - North Islands (Honolulu to Pukalani)
Line 2 - Hawaii Island (Lanai to Hilo)
Line 3 - Kauai Express (Princeville to Lihue)
Hydrofoil to Kauai (Lihue to Honolulu)
Service runs from 6am to 9pm daily. Service to Kauai will be suspended during adverse weather.
Full IslandJet system map
IslandJet accepts payment at the station, in form of cash, credit, and in Honolulu, PORTPass. Fare is charged by distance.
Your attention please. The next stop is Honolulu, Honolulu Station.
Please Stand Clear
This is Line 1 of IslandJet, to Molokai. Doors are closing. All aboard.