Mardi Gras Schedule
Mardi Gras Day – February 17 On Mardi Gras Day, bus services operate Saturday timetables. Lines 60 – Hayne and 106 – Aurora will operate their weekday schedule. All bus lines that come to, or cross Canal Street or St. Charles Avenue (5, 10, 11, 16, 27, 28, 32, 39, 51, 52, 55, 57, 62, 64, 65, 80, 84, 88, 91, 94, 101, 102, 106, 114, 115) will be on detours. Endymion Parade detours will be effect except where noted. Shuttle bus services operating along the Canal Streetcar lines will stop at Claiborne Avenue (Stop ID: 801 and Stop ID: 5416).
Streetcar Services during 2015 Mardi Gras Shuttle buses will replace Canal and Loyola streetcars from Thursday, February 12th through Saturday, February 14. 12-St Charles Streetcar The St. Charles line will operate from Downtown to S. Claiborne Ave. up to 2 hours before parades start. From 2 hours until the parades are finished, St. Charles streetcars will operate from S. Claiborne Ave to Cadiz St. (2 blocks from Napoleon Ave). and buses will operate from Elk Place at Canal St. (Stop ID: 3195, Zone E) to St. Charles at Valance St. (3 blocks from Napoleon Ave) via the 15- Freret line to Valance St. On Saturday, February 14th, (Endymion Parade) starting at 2:15 pm, St. Charles Shuttle Buses will start at the Union Passenger Terminal (UPT) instead of Elk Place at Canal St. Canal Streetcar: 47-Cemeteries and 48-City Park/Museum: From 2 hours before and during uptown parades, Canal Streetcars will run to S. Liberty St. (2 blocks lakeside/north of S. Rampart St.) until parades are finished. (Stop IDs: 5501 and 825). On Saturday, February 14th, (Endymion Parade) starting at 2:00 pm, service will be suspended until Endymion has finished. 49-Loyola-UPT Streetcar: From 2 hours before and during uptown parades, streetcars will operate with buses from UPT to Elk Place at Canal St. (Stop ID: 3195). No service from Elk Place at Canal St. to Harrah’s Casino or French Market until parades clears Canal St. On Saturday, February 14th, (Endymion Parade) starting at 2:00 pm, service will be suspended until Endymion has finished. 2-Riverfront Streetcar: The Riverfront streetcar will operate regular service during Mardi Gras.
Uptown Parades via St. Charles Avenue Uptown parades except Rex and Zulu start at either Napoleon Avenue or from Jefferson Avenue via Magazine Street to Napoleon Avenue via St. Charles Ave. Uptown lines (12-St. Charles Streetcar, 10, 11, 15, 16, 27, 28), MidCity and French Quarter lines (47-48 Canal Streetcar, 49-Loyola-UPT Streetcar, 5, 55) will detour during parades. 5-Marginy- Bywater and 55-Elysian Fields: During parades, board bus at Decatur St. and Elysian Fields (Stop ID: 4491). No Service to Canal St. until parade clears Canal St. Both lines will operate regular service from Elysian Fields to Poland Ave. (Line 5) and UNO (Line 55). 10-Tchoupitoulas: During parades, buses will operate from Tchoupitoulas St. at Constantinople St. (Stop ID: 58) to S. Peters St. at Poydras St. (Stop ID: 86). 11- Magazine: During parades, service will operate between Constantinople St. (Stop IDs: 145 and 188, 4 blocks from Napoleon Ave.) and Camp St. at Poydras St. (Stop ID: 167) until parades clear. In downtown, no service from Camp St. at Poydras St. to Canal St. In Uptown, no service from Audubon Zoo to Constantinople St. 15-Freret: On February 17, Mardi Gras Day, no service between Felicity St and O.C. Haley Blvd. (Stop ID: 341) and Broadway until parades clear. 16-S. Claiborne: During parades, board bus at Elk Place at Canal St. (Stop ID: 3195) in both directions. No Service from Poydras St. and Loyola Ave. to Magazine St. at Canal St. until parades clear Canal St. 27-Louisiana: During parades, board bus at Louisiana Ave. at Baronne St. (Stop ID: 625). No Service from Louisiana Ave. at Baronne St. to Tchoupitoulas Ave. and Louisiana Ave. until parades clears Louisiana Ave. Detour different for Endymion. 28-M.L. King: During parades, board bus at Napoleon Ave. at Baronne St. (Stop ID: 3789). No Service from Napoleon Ave. at Baronne St. to Tchoupitoulas Ave. at Napoleon Ave. until parades clears Napoleon Ave. On February 17, Mardi Gras Day, Line 28 runs between Napoleon Ave. and Baronne St. and M. L. King Blvd. at Derbigny St. (Nearest Stop ID: 664), one block north of S. Claiborne Ave.) until parades clear. 91-Jackson-Esplanade: During parades, board bus at Jackson Ave at Simon Bolivar Blvd. For uptown parades, no service from O.C. Haley Ave. at Jackson Ave. to Jackson Ave. at Tchoupitoulas St. until uptown parades have cleared St. Charles Ave. Detour different for Endymion.
Endymion Parade – Saturday, February 14 See uptown detours for uptown lines except for the following bus and streetcar lines below. 47-48 Canal Streetcar and 49-Loyola-UPT Streetcar: Service will be suspended on all three lines starting at 2 pm. Lines 51, 52, 57, 62, 64, 65, 80, 88: Board buses at N. Basin St. and Iberville St. (Stop ID: 8486). No service from Basin St. and Iberville St. to Tulane Ave. and I-10 during parade. 27-Louisiana: Board buses at Cemeteries Transit Center on Canal Blvd. No service between Delgado Community College and Cemeteries Transit Center. No service between Louisiana Ave. and Carondelet St. to Louisiana Ave. and Tchoupitoulas St. during Iris and Tucks. RIDELINE: 504‐248‐3900, www.norta.com 32 -Leonidas-Orleans-Treme: Buses will follow Line 27 route from S. Carrollton Ave. to Cemeteries Transit Center on Canal Blvd. No service between Carrollton Ave. to downtown until the Endymion parade clears Canal St. 84-Galvez: For Saturday, February 14, Endymion Parade, and Mardi Gras Day - Tuesday, February 17 only, no service during parades to the Main Library at Loyola Ave. to N. Galvez St. Board bus at N. Galvez St. and Bienville St. (Stop ID: 2018). 90-Carrollton: The line will be split into two with service from Elysian Fields to Beauregard Circle (Stop ID: 4663) and S. Claiborne Avenue to Cemeteries Transit Center. From S. Claiborne Ave, the bus follows Line 27 route from S. Carrollton Ave. to Cemeteries Transit Center. 91-Jackson-Esplanade: The line will be split into two during the parade. Parade service will run from Esplanade Ave. and Beauregard Circle to N. Rampart St. and Bienville St (Stop ID: 1045). Board buses at Elk Place and Tulane Ave. (Zone C, Stop ID: 753) to go to Walmart. No service to and from Cemeteries Transit Center. 94-Broad: The line will be split into two during the parade. Buses from New Orleans East will end at S. Broad St. and Bienville St (Stop ID: 4663). Walk 5 blocks to S. Broad St. and S, Banks St. (Stop ID: 4664) to board Broad bus to S. Broad Ave. and S. Washington St. Algiers Lines (101, 102, 106, 108, 114 and 115) and Line 39: Board buses at Tulane Ave. and Loyola Ave. (Zone C: Stop ID 753).
Marigny/French Quarter Parades (Lines 5, 55, 57, 88) Krewe du Vieux and Krewe Delusion (Saturday, January 31): Parades start 6:30 pm. Line 5-Marigny–Bywater will run between Franklin and Poland Avenue starting 2 hours before parade until service ends at 6:30 PM. Line 55-Elysian Fields will detour via St. Claude Ave to Elk Place at Canal Street (Stop ID: 990, Bus Zone A). Krewe of Cork (Friday, February 6): Expect delays during parade on Line 5 and 55. Krewe of Tit Rex and Chewbacchus (Saturday, February 7): Detours for 5, 55, 57-Franklin and 88-St. Claude. Line 55 will detour via N. Claiborne Ave. and St. Bernard Ave. to Elk Place at Canal St. (Stop ID: 990, Bus Zone A). Lines 57 and 88 will detour via Franklin Ave., N. Claiborne Ave., and St. Bernard Ave. to S. Rampart St. (Stop ID: 446, Bus Zone H). Krewe of Barkus (Sunday. February 8): Detours for 5, 55, 57, 88 and 91. Parade starts at 2:00 pm. Line 57– Franklin will detour via N. Claiborne Ave. Line 88-St. Claude will detour via Esplanade Ave and N. Claiborne Ave. Line 91- ackson-Esplanade will detour via N. Claiborne Ave. Detours for Lines 55 and 57 same as Tit Rex and Chewbacchus.
West Bank (Algiers) Parades Algiers lines will start detours around parades starting on General De Gaulle and Holiday Drive. Regular services will resume once parades are finished. February 7 (Adonis) starting at General De Gaulle. Lines 114 and 115 will detour at General De Gaulle and Westbend Parkway via MacArthur Blvd. and Woodland Dr. during parade. Line 115 will not run on Garden Oaks, Behrman Highway and Tullis Dr. Regular service will resume once parades have cleared General De Gaulle and Behrman Highway. Saturday, February 14 (Krewe of NOMTOC): 101- Algiers Point: No service to Eliza St. and Hendee St. during parade. 102-General Meyer: No service between Kabel Dr. and Whitney Ave. during parade. 108-Algiers Local: Service between Wilty Terminal and the Cut-off (Bennett St. and Berkley Dr.) only. Tuesday, February 17 (Krewe of Grela) 108-Algiers Local: Expect delays to Wilty Terminal during parade.