Free Downtown Trolley

Mission Statement - "Providing guests, residents, students and workers with safe, reliable and convenient transportation to the exciting attractions and business in downtown Wilmington."Take a leisurely tour through historic downtown Wilmington on the Downtown Trolley. Stroll through history, enjoy fine cuisine or shop at some of the finest stores on the East coast, all without having to move your car.The Trolley serves the City and County parking decks, City Hall, Thalian Hall, the New Hanover County Courthouse, Cape Fear Community College, and many shops and restaurants on Front and Water Streets. Passengers can board the trolley at any intersection or by waving to the driver. For safety purposes, Wave Transit encourages passengers to board at intersections, but with slower moving traffic, especially on Front Street, hailing the trolley is perfectly safe.
Trolley operators are happy to assist passengers and answer questions, but unfortunately they are not tour guides. Their main responsibility is to drive the trolley. High volumes of pedestrian and slow moving vehicle traffic require concentration and it is important that the operator be allowed to concentrate on operating the vehicle in the safest, most professional manner possible.
Next time your in the downtown area, relax and let us do the driving. You can help make the downtown a better place to live, work and breathe easier, without the hassles of traffic and parking.
There is no charge to ride the trolley, and operators are prohibited from accepting gratuities. Enjoy the ride.

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