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301 Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915

General Office: 865-215-7800

Office hours: Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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KAT’s (Free!) Official App

Google Play and Apple App Store are trademarked by their respective owners.

301 Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915

General Office: 865-215-7800

Office hours: Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Service Change

ALL BUS ROUTES

New Service Schedules in Effect

We are still operating on reduced service, but effective Monday, April 8, 2024, we are returning some service back to pre-COVID levels. Click here for more information.

For the most up-to-date information on short-term detours, download the Transit app.

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Service Change

ORANGE LINE TROLLEY LONG TERM DETOUR

Due to construction on Cumberland, the Orange Line Trolley will be on a long term detour through August.

Outbound: From Clinch, continue straight, left on 16th to regular route.

Inbound: From Volunteer, continue straight on 16th, right on Clinch to regular route.

Stops affected:

11th @ Sheraton (inbound and outbound)

11th @ Cumberland

Cumberland @ James Agee

Cumberland @ Phillip Fulmer

ALL BUS ROUTES

New Service Schedules in Effect

We are still operating on reduced service, but effective Monday, April 8, 2024, we are returning some service back to pre-COVID levels. Click here for more information.

For the most up-to-date information on short-term detours, download the Transit app.

FAQs

Route Info

The Orange Line Trolley connects passengers from the University of Tennessee and the World’s Fair Park areas to Downtown Knoxville. Students, residents, and visitors can travel for free from events on the UT campus to dining and shopping in the heart of downtown.

Currently Operating on a Reduced Service Schedule

Due to our on-going workforce shortage we are reducing the frequency on the Orange Line Trolley:

  • Reduced frequency from every 15 to every 30 minutes with all Trolley service ending at 8 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays. 

Click here for details.

Schedule

Runs every 30 minutes

  • Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Please note: Trolleys do not run on Saturdays when there is a UT home football game or on Sundays.

Snow Route

No service on Clinch Avenue or 11th St. No service to University Commons.

Severe Snow Routes

If weather conditions become severe, KAT may begin running on Severe Snow Routes. When this happens, service will ONLY be provided on the major corridors of Knoxville. This includes: This includes: Route 11: Kingston Pike (to Walker Springs)Route 41: Chapman Highway (to Walmart), Route 31: Magnolia Avenue (to Burns), Route 22: Broadway (to Essary), and Route 12: Western Avenue (to I-640 Plaza).

During Severe Snow Routes, all passengers ride free, but please note: KAT can return to Snow Routes before a passenger’s return trip and the passenger will be required to pay regular fare for that portion of the trip.