GALVESTON ROLLS OUT NOSTALGIC TROLLEY BUSES
With restorations to the rail trolley cars underway, Galveston welcomes trolley buses to the island.A missing piece of Galveston's charm returned to Galveston in June. While our historic rail trolleys undergo million dollar restorations on each car, four rubber wheel trolleys service the trolley routes and providing island visitors access from the east end of the island to the west, with numerous stops in between. The trolley buses service a downtown route that has seven stops through Galveston’s historic downtown, and a seawall route that makes frequent stops from Stewart Beach to Moody Gardens.
As we welcome spring on Galveston island, the hours of operation for the Galveston Rubber Wheel Trolleys (“Galveston Trolleys”) have been set for the 2018 spring and summer season.
Trolley runs daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's.
The first rail car trolley arrived at the Gomaco Trolley headquarters in Ida Grove on May 16th, 2017. The remaining two cars awaiting restoration will be headed north within the next few weeks. Restorations to all three rail car trolleys are anticipated to take one year to complete. Gomaco Trolley has been restoring historic trolleys across the United States since 1982. They specialize in craftsmanship and have a passion for bringing these important pieces of our nation’s history back to life. You can follow the Galveston Trolley restoration on their website at: http://www.gomacotrolley.com/Resources/pages/construction.html