NFL Draft Traffic: Catching a bus or a train this weekend

Posted at 8:51 AM, Apr 23, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — We are two days out from Draft day and the road closures downtown mean a big change for buses and the area's only commuter train.

Beginning tomorrow, the temporary platform for the Star will move from its spot at the Pedestrian Bridge, further out to Ascend Amphitheatre. This is where passengers will board and get off the train through Friday.

WeGo says they will not hold any trains for late passengers... so if you miss the last train at 5:55 any afternoon... there will be buses along Korean Veterans Blvd with WeGo staff to direct you. They will take folks to their station... including the stations in Wilson County.

Some 20 bus routes are impacted with detours as well. For more information, you can head to the WeGotransit site to find out how the Draft will change your route.

If you want to avoid the rush downtown on the roads for the marathon on Saturday, you can ride the Star! Tickets are $12 here. The train will leave Lebanon at 5a.m., and get into downtown about an hour later. It will leave the Riverfront after the marathon at noon.

You can find out the best places to park and how you can get around without a car during the draft Wednesday on NewsChannel 5.