Thursday, October 6, 2011

Streetcar vs. Trolley: Know before you go to Flugtag

Streetcar, trolley, interchangeable terms right? Not necessarily... there is a difference! Find out which is which before you arrive.

With 100,000+ expected to pile into downtown for the Red Bull Flugtag Tampa Bay, you'll most likely find yourself on HART and the TECO Line Streetcar System. We operate both streetcars and trolleys, which can get kind of confusing. Know before you go - trolleys and streetcars are not the same.

Streetcars near downtown Tampa
Streetcars run on tracks...

The TECO Line Streetcar System is a 2.7-mile electric streetcar system that runs on tracks between the entertainment, restaurants and other destinations of Ybor City, the Channel District and Downtown Tampa. The system consists of eleven stations, five in the Channel District, four in Ybor and two in downtown.

... and trolleys have wheels!

The In-Town Trolley routes are "trolley-buses" or rubber-wheel trolleys that operate throughout Downtown Tampa, Harbour Island and the Channel District. There are two In-Town Trolley routes - the Purple Line, which operates during work commute hours on weekday mornings and afternoons, and the Green Line, serving various restaurants and entertainment hotspots in downtown and the Channel District on Friday and Saturday nights.

(Note, the In-Town Trolley Purple Line will operate special service on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Purple Line will not serve Harbour Island between those hours. The Green Line will operate normal service from 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. click here for a printable PDF map)

Now that you're set on the differences between the two, it's time to put this knowledge to the test! Map out your attack plan with our guide to getting to Red Bull Flugtag Tampa Bay

1 comment:

  1. No... Go to other areas of the US, and the ones with rails will be called almost universally "Trolleys". And in the UK, they'll be "Trams". Might be better to specify that you mean specifically in this area.


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