An update from the Trolley...
March 27, 2020: We are looking forward to having all of you aboard the Trolley one day soon, and calling out, "All aboard!", before we pull out of our Confluence Park station stop to take you on a beautiful ride along the South Platte River. At this time of year, we are normally well into our planning for the Trolley season. With a target start date of the Thursday of Memorial Day weekend (May 21 this year), we are usually recruiting volunteer operators, hiring seasonal staff, working to make the Trolley look awesome again, and doing necessary mechanical work to get the Trolley and tracks ready for the season.
This year is different. Denver and Colorado and the country and the world are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that all of you who are visiting our website are doing well and feeling well, and will smile at the pictures and videos here of the Trolley in action. Right now, we have suspended all activities on the Trolley, including recruiting, hiring, and mechanical operations. As Denver is on a stay-at-home order, we want to honor the health and safety of all of the members of our organization and community.
We don't know what the next weeks and months will look like. We are eager to get the Trolley rolling, and we will do so when our city and our community are out of danger of the COVID-19 virus. Please look for updates here, on Twitter (@DenverTrolley), and on Facebook (DenverTrolley). In the meantime, here are some websites we are using to get information and updates on the virus and the fight to eradicate it, and resources for keeping up our cultural interests while we are playing our part in supporting the health of our community:
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
• Denver Department of Public Health and Environment
• Rocky Mountain PBS
Also, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a strong supporter of the Trolley, has gathered resources for fun and interesting activities/tours you can participate in from home. Check them out at this link.
We look forward to seeing you again soon on the Trolley!
The Denver Trolley is gearing up for our 2020 season!
The Trolley's 2020 Riverfront Season has been postponed due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. Please check back for updates.
We look forward to having you aboard the Trolley again soon!
We are missing the Trolley right now, as Denver and the world get healthy...In the meantime, check out this great video of the Trolley from our friends at Tucker's Trains and Travels! They met us at the Rocky Mountain Train Show, and then visited us in September 2019...this great video of their adventures (posted on their YouTube channel) captures the excitement of a ride on the Denver Trolley!
Thank you to Colorado & Company for having us on again,
on October 7, 2019, to talk about the Trolley rolling this fall!
We were featured on Colorado & Company on July 15, 2019!
Nick Isenberg, journalist and host of "The Tactile Traveler," a series focused on empowering blind and low-vision people to explore the world, and helping sighted people to see the world in a new way, did a piece on the Trolley for Episode #1 of his podcast! The Trolley piece begins at 17:30 of the podcast:
Check this out! 9News reported on our Opening Day 2019:
And so did CBS in Denver:
Are you interested in learning about volunteering with the Denver Trolley?
Click here to read about volunteering on the Trolley.
The Denver Trolley depends on volunteers to keep the Trolley rolling each year.
See the Trolley on 9News!
Read about the Trolley in the Denver Post.
Groupon: All vouchers purchased through Groupon for the Denver Trolley are valid through the last day of the regular operating season, September 7, 2020. Click here for the schedule.
You can help keep Denver’s electric transit history alive by becoming a member and a volunteer. Click here for more details and like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the most up-to-date information.
Thank you to all who joined us on August 8 and 10, 2019, for our annual Car 25 celebration! Special thank you to the Lakewood Heritage Center for a wonderful partnership in making this happen every year!
Thank you for joining us
and the Greenway Foundation in Confluence Park
for a wonderful 2019 Citizens for the River Festival!
On July 25, 2019, five months before their special day, members of the Society of Santa took a ride on the Trolley!
Ride into history with the Denver Trolley!
Enjoy Your Ride!
The Denver 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 of Denver, and Broncos Stadium 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 below 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 Denver 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!
THANK YOU for a WONDERFUL 2019 SEASON!
Our 2019 season started on Memorial Day weekend and ended on Labor Day. Thank you for all of your support — through your visits, your donations, and your sharing of photos of the Trolley! In 2019 we were joined by schools, businesses, families, friends, music fans, and even Santas aboard the Trolley! When you visit the Trolley, you take a ride back into the history of Denver, a special story about the development of what continues to be a growing, diverse, and exciting city. We will roll again in 2020! Come join us for a ride on the Trolley starting Thursday, May 21, 2020 --- bring friends, family, out-of-town visitors --- it's a ride that you won't forget! We also run for special events throughout and after the season. Check here for the latest information, as well as on Facebook (DenverTrolley) and on Twitter (@DenverTrolley). See you on the Trolley!
Starring ... the Denver Trolley!
Check out the videos below and take a virtual ride on the Denver Trolley!
Check out this great piece about the Denver Trolley by Ernie Bjorkman at KWGN Channel 2!
Click here to see the video and article on Telemundo Denver!
Save Denver Tramway Company Car .04 Colorado Preservation, Inc. named Denver Tramway Company .04 one of Colorado's 2015 Endangered Places. We are working with the City of Arvada to make sure that it is moved to the "saved" category. Watch this great video to learn more:
Riverfront Operation Days: Thursday, May 21, 2020, through Monday, September 7, 2020. Thursday through Monday (weather-permitting)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (departing every 30 minutes from Confluence Park behind REI; last departure at 5:00 p.m.)
Cost: $5 (age 13 and older), $2 (age 4 through 12), FREE (age 3 and younger)
The Denver Tramway Heritage Society receives important funding through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. Thank you to the SCFD, voters, and taxpayers!
Denver Tramway Heritage Society
P.O. Box 1348
Denver, CO 80201
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