PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – For the first time in 14 years, Pigeon Forge Trolley ticket prices have increased, allowing for year-round trolley service.
Now, the North and South Parkway winter trolley route will operate from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and remain in effect until the trolleys resume full operation on March 12, 2019.
Pigeon Forge residents and those who work in the city may purchase a year-round pass ($35 per person), a $3 one-day pass, a $1 North or South Parkway ticket as well as tickets for additional route options at the Pigeon Forge Trolley Office located in the Old Mill district at traffic light seven. (There is no charge for children ages three and under.)
The winter route will travel as far north as Sevierville and to light No. 10 on the south end of town. The route also will travel portions of Teaster Lane. In total, there are more than 100 trolley stops located on the winter route.
The Pigeon Forge trolley system is the third-largest rural transit system in the U.S.
Last year, more than 750 year-round passes were sold. City leaders hope to see an increase in those numbers with the winter route addition.
Previously, trolley service in Pigeon Forge ceased the first week of January and remained out of service until early March. The schedule aligned with the city’s tourism season, which typically begins to increase in March as spring break travelers return to the area.
Trolleys do not operate on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
During peak season, the Pigeon Forge transit department offers six trolley routes, all of which originate and end at the Pigeon Forge Trolley Station located in the Old Mill district on Old Mill Drive. Annually, more than 2.9 million passengers use the mass transit system in Pigeon Forge.
All Pigeon Forge trolleys and trams are lift-equipped for wheelchairs and/or other mobility aids and may be accessed at any designated trolley stop. Passengers who are unable to get to a designated trolley stop may schedule a paratransit van for next-day pickup. Paratransit van reservations may be made by calling 865-453-6444.
For more information about trolley service, visit www.pigeonforgetrolley.org or call 865-429-6444.
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