Thursday, June 17, 2010

Trolleys of Eureka Springs Arkansas

Starting this year, there are 3 means of transportation: the vintage-looking trolleys, the open-air trams [for narrated tours], and the gold "Village Shuttle" fleet for the narrow, twisting streets..

It is imperative to know that Drivers pick up and drop off from the right side of the road only.
Every transit vehicle has a color-coded pennant flying from the front bumper and near the front door to designate the route being served.
Passes are sold at the Downtown Depot, the Transit Office, at least 60 businesses in town, and with exact change only, from the drivers.
Drivers have the "right to refuse transport to a passenger under the influence of alcohol, illegal or dangerous substances or whose behavior or language appears abusive or offensive."
Smoking, eating, & drinking is prohibited on vehicles; no talking to driver as he drives; cannot play an audio devise unless using headset.
There are five different color-coded routes:
Red Route goes through the Historic District
Green Route also serves the Historic Downtown and goes all the way to the Visitor Center.
Blue Route serves the East Side Clockwise from the Downtown Depot
Yellow Route serves the east side counter-clockwise from the Downtown Depot
Purple Route serves the West Side
Limited service usually begins in February and starts again after Thanksgiving through January. Full service starts in March and goes through November.
Adult all-day pass: $4.00
Two-day pass: 6.00
One-ride pass: 2.00
Open-air Tram Historic District Tours:
Adults: $8.50
Children 4.00
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Address: 137-A West Van Buren [Hwy. 62W]
Phone: (479)/253-9572
Directions: In the Visitor Information Center, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
Website: www.EurekaTrolley.org
Other Contact: trolleyinfo@eurekatrolley.org

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