The Belleville public transit system enters a new era today (Friday). At 11 o’clock, the city’s historical trolley bus leaves on its first run.
The bus, wrapped to look like an old trolley bus, will drive a one hour route throughout the city from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., seven days a week through
the Labour Day weekend.
It will be stopping at various points of interest including Glanmore House, Corby Rose Garden, Quinte Sports and Wellness centre and at three locations in the downtown.
The tour will provide riders with information about the locations along the way.
The bus will be stopping at Belleville hotels and guests will be offered free tickets to ride the trolley. Regular users would pay the normal city bus fare of $2.50.
The historical trolley bus will be known as the Shorelines Shuttle as the Shorelines Casino is its major sponsor. The bus will be stopping at the casino as part of its route.
Meanwhile, Chair of Belleville Transit, councillor Jack Miller says the trolley isn’t just for tourists.
Miller says regular transit users and every residents will find the trolley useful as it runs to the casino, downtown, to Meyers Pier and to West Riverside and West Zwick’s parks.
You can click here for more information on the Shorelines Shuttle service.