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    The Trolley doing its thing ;)

    ..... and the video of it running
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWf-qebn610

    much work still needs to be done.
    note the unfinished grounds, walkways etc

    one "has to hope" that this multi million dollar project revitalizes the downtown.

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    Two thoughts. First, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM seems like a short day. Second, a lot of the ride didn't seem to be where tourists would want to go..

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    Thanks Andrea for the link. Your right, allot of work needs to be done to take in the finished product. Love how the palm trees look. It can only help the downtown area. We would take the trolly when we come back.
    Sean and Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM View Post
    Two thoughts. First, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM seems like a short day. Second, a lot of the ride didn't seem to be where tourists would want to go..
    I believe that the purpose of the trolley is to draw tourists (especially cruisers) to the shopping area behind the waterfront area, along Main Street. It should also help the restaurants back that way, once they increase the hours. We walked the trolley route when we were there last month. They've done a lot, but still have right much work to do in that area.

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    the trolley is still not functioning on a regular schedule.
    the new date is mid june for the project to be completed.



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    2nd trolley arrived today!

    Trolley on Aruba-944655_530367497000978_1129639386_n.jpg
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    what is the status of the trolley/schedule?
    anyone there now that can share info?

    thanks in advance

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    Wow - time is flying but I wanted to give a quick update on the trolley. We were anxious for completion last year but no go, so since we have been following the project.....like many of you, we wanted to see and experience for ourselves. As posted in previous locations....IT IS RUNNING and for now....there is NO CHARGE, just hop and and hop off at your destination. It currently travels from the cruise ship station (or main drag L.G. Street) and goes through the belly of downtown. You can see it is a work in progress but it totally changes to interior of downtown in a good way (in my opinion). Here's a few pics and will be one of those "must things to do," especially for those who truly remember what downtown use to look like.
    Trolley on Aruba-aruba-trolly-2-reduced.jpg Trolley on Aruba-aruba-trolly-1-reduced.jpg
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    Thanks for the update on the trolley. I'm so excited to go for a ride! Plus, I never really even thought to check out the stores on Main Street. Always stuck to the main drag so this gives me an excuse to venture out.

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    Well, the trolley has been up and running for 20 months +/-

    Have you ridden?
    Enjoyed?

    Do you think it brings more business to the downtown area?

    Do you think it is mostly cruise day trippers that ride?

    Disclosure.....we have been on it once.

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