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Galveston Island Trolley

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There are a number of ways to get around Galveston Island, but one of the most historical and most popular methods for exploring is the Galveston Island Trolley. A heritage streetcar with 22 stations and almost 7 miles of track, the resurrection of the streetcar was a nod to the history of Galveston.

Back in 1867, the first public transportation system was introduced to Galveston, with mules pulling the streetcars. Around 25 years later, the town made the leap to electric trolleys, which were replaced with heritage streetcars, which started by connecting the Strand District, a historic neighborhood on the north side of the island, with the Seawall Beach Area.

While the streetcars in Galveston look like old-timey cars, they are actually state-of-the-art diesel and electric powered vehicles, which means no need for an elaborate system of wires hanging around. While service initially ran from ten in the morning until six in the evening every day of the week, hours have changed since a temporary suspension after Hurricane Ike, so it's best to check the hours while in town.

Most hotels are close to a Galveston Island Trolley stop, including The Grace Manor Bed and Breakfast, Coastal Dreams Bed and Breakfast, and Avenue O Bed and Breakfast.

For more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galveston_Island_Trolley or http://www.islandtransit.net/main.htm
 

 

 

 

 

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