NFL Draft to close Riverfront Station, resulting in bus, train delays

Heavy traffic and road closures are expected
Posted at 11:47 AM, Apr 03, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — WeGo public transit and Riverfront Station commuter train riders in Nashville should expect delays throughout April starting Monday, April 8, due to the city's preparation of the NFL Draft happening at the end of the month.

For WeGo bus riders, there will be road closures and detours. Heavy traffic is expected, with major service delays on April 24 through April 26.

For Riverfront train riders, Riverfront Station will be closed. As such, boarding activities will be moved. Effective from April 8 through April 23, Riverfront passengers will board from a temporary location under the Pedestrian Bridge. From April 24 through April 26, Riverfront passengers will board from a temporary platform located at Ascend Amphitheater.

Regular train customers should receive an email notifying them of the changes, as well as additional information onboard the train in the coming week.

WeGo staff will be available to provide assistance on Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26.

If you need to purchase Riverfront train tickets, you can do so in advance or at the following locations:
- WeGo Central customer care window and ticket vending machines
- Kroger locations in Donelson, Hermitage, Mt. Juliet, and Lebanon
- City Halls in Mt. Juliet and Lebanon
- Ticket vending machines at all outlying train stations

The St. Jude Rock 'n Roll Nashville Marathon and Toast of Tennessee Wine Festival special event trains, both of which take place on Saturday, April 27, will also be affected. Customers who purchased tickets will be notified with instructions for boarding activities via email.

For a detailed list of road closures in effect during the NFL Draft, head here.