Merry Christmas: Middle Tennessee Veterans Ride Free This Season

Vets for the Holidays is a program that will allow Middle Tennessee Veterans to ride commuter buses and the Music City Star for free! The program, designed to show gratitude towards our veterans, began November 1 and will run through December 31st. 

Getting a free ride will be easy as long as Veterans wishing to take advantage of the program have a valid form of military ID to show the conductor or bus driver. 

Forms of valid military id include: 

  • Tennessee Driver’s License or Identification Card with "Veteran" designation on front
  • DD214 form in lieu of a Veteran's identification card
  • DD Form 2 (Retired United States Uniformed Services Identification Card)
  • VA Health Benefits Identification Card

It's the least our city can do to say, "Thank You" to the men and women living here who have served.

 

If you're wondering where you'd catch the Music City Star. 

There are seven stations. 

Riverfront Station

Riverfront Station is the destination station for the Music City Star regional train. It is located at 108 1st Avenue South in downtown Nashville at the foot of Broadway, adjacent to the Flag Court and the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge. The station does not include parking facilities; however, space is incorporated into the facility to accommodate efficient connections between regional rail and WeGo Public Transit bus services. Complimentary bus service is provided from the station to nearby areas. 

Hermitage Station

Hermitage Station is located at 4121 Andrew Jackson Parkway. It is directly off of Andrew Jackson Parkway near Old Hickory Boulevard. Route 6 Lebanon Pike buses operated by WeGo Public Transit also serve the Park & Ride lot. Approximately 280 parking spaces are provided. 

Martha Station 

Martha Station is located at 65 Martha Circle (State Route 109 and Powell Grove Road) in Lebanon. It opened as a temporary station when Music City Star service first began due to pending track realignment for improvements to Highway 109. Construction of the permanent station began in December 2009 and was completed in February 2011. Approximately 74 parking spaces are provided. 

Lebanon Station

Lebanon Station is the origination point for the Music City Star's East Corridor Regional Rail line. It is located at 334 W. Baddour Parkway. Early morning train service begins here and makes stops at the other stations along the route before arriving at Riverfront Station in downtown Nashville. Lebanon Station is located on an old factory site, which is bordered by Baddour Parkway, Greenwood Street and Hill Street. Approximately 140 parking spaces are provided with direct access off of Baddour Parkway.

Donelson Station

Donelson Station is located at 2705 Lebanon Pike. It is directly north of the intersection of Donelson Pike and Bluefield Avenue and is adjacent to Fifty Forward with direct access to the Park & Ride lot from Donelson Pike. Route 6 Lebanon Pike and Route 34 Opry Mills buses operated by WeGo Public Transit also serve the Park & Ride lot. Approximately 230 parking spaces are provided.

Mt. Juliet Station

Mt. Juliet Station is located at 22 East Division Street. Approximately 220 parking spaces are provided and has direct access from Division Street.

Hamilton Springs

Hamilton Springs Station is located at 1000 Gaston Park Drive in Lebanon. It is the centerpiece of the first transit-oriented development in Tennessee. Approximately 162 parking spaces are provided

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