The Belleville Trolley - Explore the City
Posted: July 05, 2019
Partnering businesses joined City staff and members of Council this afternoon to celebrate this summer’s launch of The Belleville Trolley. The trolley services Belleville’s beautiful waterfront, allows you to explore the Downtown District, and takes you directly to some of the City’s greatest places to patio dine this summer. Local hotels are also key business partners taking advantage of the opportunity to get their guests to and from these destinations.
The route is one hour in duration and targets visitors looking to explore the City and residents wanting to access the waterfront and get to and from their weekend destinations safely. The trolley launches today and operates Friday to Sunday until September 1st.
“Offering a tour for visitors to the community and providing better access to our waterfront is a natural enhancement to the transit services we currently provide,” says Paul Buck, Manager of Transit Operations. “We are very thankful to our partners that saw this as an opportunity to add value to the visitor experience in Belleville.”
Outside of staff resources provided by the City, this service is completely funded by partners and trolley users. This year the service is proudly supported by Ramada by Wyndham Belleville, Boathouse Seafood Restaurant/ The Pier Patio & BBQ, Paulo’s & Dinkel’s Restaurants, Williams Hotels, Comfort Inn, Shorelines Casino, Signal Brewing Company, Belleville Downtown Improvement Area, Quinte Mall and Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board. Partnering businesses have been provided with complimentary tickets for guests and customers, and tickets can be purchased on the trolley for the regular $3.00 transit rate. A ticket represents your day pass to hop-on and hop-off the trolley at your leisure.
“The Belleville Trolley is the perfect way for visitors to explore our City and for residents to get to their favourite hot spots each weekend,” says Mayor Mitch Panciuk. “This project represents a great collaboration between the City and private sector, and I want to thank those businesses and users who have seen the value in this service, allowing the City to operate the trolley at no cost to the tax payer.”
The Belleville Trolley will begin at the Ramada by Wyndham with stops at Meyers Pier, Downtown Belleville District, Belleville Visitor Centre, North Front Street participating hotels, Shorelines Casino, Signal Brewery and back to the Downtown for a second stop before starting the route again. Details including a route map are available at VisitBelleville.ca/trolley.