March 8, 2012
FOR RELEASE AT WILL
The free Yorktown Trolley will start its 12th year of service on Saturday, March 17, and operate daily through Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.
The trolley transports nearly 100,000 passengers throughout Yorktown each season, which runs between the spring and fall.
Though meant to create an old-world feel with their mahogany and brass trimmings, the trolleys are equipped with modern amenities including air conditioning, wheel chair access and portable AED’s in case of emergencies. The county operates two trolleys, both purchased mainly with state and federal grant money, and can transport up to 28 seated and 19 standing passengers at a time.
The trolley route begins at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center and makes stops at the Victory Monument, Historic Main Street, Riverwalk Landing and the Watermen’s Museum, among others, on its way to the Yorktown Victory Center on the other side of town.
The trolley operates in partnership with the Historic Triangle Shuttle, which connects Yorktown with Jamestown and Williamsburg via the Colonial Parkway. For more information about the Yorktown Trolley, visit www.visityorktown.org
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