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TODAY on the TROLLEY!!!

Friday, August 29; Saturday, August 30; Sunday, August 31; & Monday, September 1: REGULAR RIVERFRONT OPERATIONS: Trolleys depart our Confluence Park stop (behind REI, at approximately 1400 Platte Street) every half hour starting at 12 NOON, stopping at the Downtown Aquarium and the Children’s Museum of Denver, and continuing south along the South Platte River, for a beautiful and scenic 25-minute tour.  Last trolley departs Confluence Park at 3:30 PM.  We will be operating this Monday, September 1, for Labor Day…come take a holiday ride on the Trolley!  All Aboard!

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN SHOWDOWN at SPORTS AUTHORITY FIELD!

Friday, August 29 — Colorado State University vs University of Colorado: Come on, Rams! Come on, Buffaloes! Let’s open the college football season with a great game between CSU and CU. And let’s start off game day with a trolley ride along the river! Game time is 7 PM, and we start running our shuttles at 5 PM from Confluence Park (behind REI) to Sports Authority Field. We’ll drop you off just about 100 yards east of the stadium — it’s like your own personal 17-ton limo to the game! Fare is $7 roundtrip ($5 if you want to just go one-way). Come on down Friday afternoon before 3:30 PM for a regular riverfront ride, go have a bite to eat, then come back after 5 PM to take the trolley to the game — there’s no better day than a Trolley Day!

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TO OUR LOYAL BRONCOS FAN SHUTTLE RIDERS: We are so sorry that we had to stop our Broncos Fan Shuttle operations early on Saturday night.  We missed taking you to the game and back, and we appreciate all of the love and support you showed for the Trolley and our volunteers after the game.  We expect to have the Trolley back up and running shortly, and look forward to seeing all of you for an exciting ride to an exciting game on Opening Day…See you on September 7th!

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Regular Riverfront Operation Days: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: May through October (weather permitting)
Time: 12 NOON – 3:30 PM (departing every 30 minutes)
Cost (cash only, please): $5 (age 13 and older), $2 (age 4 through 12), FREE (age 3 and younger)

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BRONCOS FOOTBALL SEASON is HERE!: Starting with the first preseason game on Thursday, August 7, 2014, we will be running our BRONCOS FOOTBALL GAME SHUTTLES from Confluence Park (behind REI) to Sports Authority Field for every Broncos home game this season!  We start our operations approximately two hours prior to kickoff, and continue running the shuttle until 15 minutes after kickoff. We then begin bringing passengers back to Confluence Park from Sports Authority Field at the beginning of the fourth quarter, and continue until 30 minutes after the game ends.  Fare is $7 roundtrip  for the most unique, scenic ride to the game in town! Go Broncos!

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Enjoy your ride!

The Platte Valley Trolley at Confluence Park

Ride an open trolley car along the scenic South Platte Greenway and see Denver from an open-air “Breezer”! Our Trolley operates from Confluence Park (REI), past the Downtown Aquarium, Children’s Museum and Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Make a tax-deductible donation today to help with the refurbishment of the Trolley car body and upkeep of the Trolley track. Read more about ways to donate or simply donate here via PayPal (which also takes credit cards):

Our operators are very knowledgeable about the history of the area in which we operate and delight in relating some interesting facts which even some of the locals don’t know. Where can you go and what can you see and do on the Platte Valley Trolley™? Join us for an enjoyable ride back in time before the Interstate and jet planes, back to the time when Grandma was a girl being courted by Grandpa as they took a ride on a Breezer! As our Trolley is an open-air “Breezer,” weather is a factor and we may not operate should the weather be unfavorable.

If you would like to join the Denver Tramway Heritage Society, fill out and mail us your membership application. If you live in the Denver area and would like to learn to operate our Trolley, call the office, e-mail us, or contact our volunteer coordinator and we will set up a training day for you. Volunteers act as ambassadors to the city of Denver, taking visitors on a tour back into the history of the city and providing a window into how Denver came to be the growing city it is today.  It’s really fun…join us!

Photo courtesy Colorado Railroad Museum

This is a photo of the original Denver Tramways sightseeing car sitting in front of the famous Brown Place Hotel. The picture was taken about 1906 and was used on the cover of sheet music entitled “Seeing Denver.” The fare back then was 50 cents for a two-hour/25-mile trip. While we cannot duplicate the original route, our “Breezer” proudly carries on the same tradition — come ride with us!