Gainesville Trolley

Due to less-than-ideal ridership, Hall Area Transit (HAT) has discontinued the Downtown Summer Trolley (lunchtime trolley) effective July 22. For questions or concerns, contact HAT at 770-503-3333, ext. 2.

The classic look of the blue-and-white Gainesville Trolleys is a nod to a period (late 1800s-early 1900s) when trolleys were all the rage across the United States, especially in the City of Gainesville.

The Gainesville Street Railway Company was formed in 1875 and a streetcar line was constructed with horse- and mule-drawn trolley cars. The trolley cars were eventually replaced with electric cars in 1903.

The original railway route went from the Railroad Depot up Main Street and around the historic downtown square, up Green Street to the Gower Spring Hotel and Riverside Drive, to the springs at the Chattahoochee River, out East Washington and Spring Streets to the New Holland Spring Hotel.

Cost

  • Free
  • No limits on number of rides

Capacity and Accessibility

  • 24 passengers
  • Can comfortably accommodate handicapped passengers, plus wheelchairs
  • Wheelchair ramp available on both trolleys

Features

  • Air-conditioned during warmer months
  • Heated during cooler months
  • COMING SOON - Track the trolley via the free Gainesville, GA Trolley app available soon via the App Store for Apple or Google Play for Android

For questions or concerns, contact Hall Area Transit at 770-503-3333, ext. 2.

Current services

Downtown-Dixon and Downtown-Glenwood neighborhood trolleys

Trolleys serving the Dixon and Glenwood neighborhoods currently run from 6-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, servicing an estimated 500 households.

The Downtown-Dixon trolley starts at the Hunt Tower parking lot (Spring Street), continuing along Washington and Bradford streets, Dixon Drive and Piedmont Avenue, back to Dixon Drive and Bradford Street prior to stopping at Rock Creek Veterans Park (Bradford Street) and returning to the Hunt Tower lot. The Downtown-Glenwood trolley starts at Solis Gainesville (Bradford Street), continuing past the Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse & Tavern and Hunt Tower lots, continuing along Spring Street, and Memorial and Park Hill drives, to Glenwood and Chattahoochee drives, then Candler Fields (Prior Street) prior to stopping along College Avenue and returning to Solis Gainesville. Find a complete list of trolley stops along the Downtown-Dixon and Downtown-Glenwood trolley routes here or review maps pinpointing pick-up/drop-off locations below.

Trolleys are estimated to complete a full lap every 30-45 minutes and will run for the duration of the service time, excluding City-observed holidays.

For questions or concerns, contact Hall Area Transit at 770-503-3333, ext. 2.

Coming Soon

To better serve riders of the Gainesville Trolley, the City of Gainesville – specifically Hall Area Transit – has plans to unveil a mobile app enabling users to pinpoint the trolleys’ locations in real time.

The City hopes the 𝘎𝘒π˜ͺ𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘷π˜ͺ𝘭𝘭𝘦, 𝘎𝘈 π˜›π˜³π˜°π˜­π˜­π˜¦π˜Ί app will be ready to launch by the end of July and available to the public for free download via the App Store for Apple or Google Play for Android.

For questions or concerns, contact Hall Area Transit at 770-503-3333, ext. 2.

Maps showing pick-up/drop-off points

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All signs point to trolley stops

Eager to ride the Gainesville Trolley, but not sure where to start? Be on the lookout for yard signs (attached below) marking stops on the trolley routes. Light blue signs stating “TROLLEY STOP HERE” mark stops on the Downtown-Dixon and Downtown-Glenwood trolley routes. Dark blue signs stating "TROLLEY STOP DOWNTOWN" should be disregarded as the lunchtime trolley was discontinued July 22.

For questions or concerns, contact Hall Area Transit at 770-503-3333, ext. 2.

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