June 21, St. John’s, NL –
Today at 12:15 pm, Mayor Dennis O'Keefe and the St. John’s Trolley Committee will unveil the St. John’s Trolley, a new ‘Step on, Step off’ transportation option that will service the downtown core, nearby visitor attractions, Water Street, and the Sheraton and Delta hotels.
“The City of St. John’s tourism industry has seen incredible growth over the past few years”, says Mayor Dennis O’Keefe. “We continue to improve on what this city has to offer to its visitors, and I see The St. John’s Trolley as a wonderful addition to the City’s already vibrant tourism industry. St. John’s is known for its hospitality and the Trolley will enhance our friendly, open reputation.”
The St. John’s Trolley is a new ‘Step on, Step off” transportation option, meaning for $5 a day for an individual or $20 a day for a family, visitors can ‘Step off” at any stop along the route, browse around for as long as they want, and then step back on the next trolley to move to another attraction. The schedule is easy to remember as it returns to each stop, every hour.
“The St. John’s Trolley is a tremendous addition to the local tourism industry,” says Gaylynne Lambert, Downtown Development Committee. “This service will provide visitors with convenient transportation within the downtown core, and to surrounding historic sites and visitor attractions. This will be especially valuable to our visitors on days when our weather is less than favourable.”
Visitors will find St. John’s Trolley Stops near Signal Hill National Historic Site, The Johnson Geo Centre, The Commissariat Provincial Historic Site, The Rooms, Newman Wine Vaults Provincial Historic Site, The Railway Coastal Museum, along Water Street, and the City of St. John’s Visitor Centre on Water Street.
The St. John’s Trolley is a pilot project developed by a partnership among The Johnson Geo Centre, Provincial Historic Sites, The Rooms, The Railway Coastal Museum, the City of St. John’s, Parks Canada, the Downtown Development Committee and Metrobus.
For further information on The St. John’s Trolley, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stjohnstrolley.
Marketing and Special Events Coordinator
Downtown Development Commission