King Street Trolley Resumes Service on Monday, July 5

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King Street Trolley Resumes Service on Monday, July 5

­­For Immediate Release: June 29, 2021

DASH and the City of Alexandria announce that operation of the King Street Trolley will resume on Monday, July 5. Free daily service along King Street in Old Town Alexandria will return, with the following service adjustments. 

  • Trolley service will run from the King Street Metro station to Alexandria City Hall’s Market Square.
  • The trolley will run every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days per week, including holidays. This simplified schedule will make the trolley more accessible to residents, workers and visitors.
  • A new trolley stop will be established at the southeast corner of Market Square on North Fairfax Street to serve passengers accessing the Potomac River waterfront. Due to the closure of the 100 block of King Street, the stops at Union Street and Lee Street will no longer be served. 

Customer and employee safety remain a top priority as trolley service resumes after nearly 15 months of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still requires all passengers and operators to wear masks on public transportation, face masks are required to board and ride the King Street Trolley. To ensure the safety of passengers and operators, DASH trolleys are equipped with plexiglass driver barriers and face masks are provided as needed.

The King Street Trolley is a free, convenient and fun way to discover Old Town Alexandria. With stops every 2-3 blocks passengers can hop on and off to explore shops, restaurants, and attractions found along Alexandria’s historic main street. Carrying nearly 9 million passengers since 2008, the King Street Trolley’s hybrid vehicle fleet makes the service an environmentally friendly alternative way to explore Old Town.

Visit dashbus.com/trolley for more information. 

For inquiries from the news media only, contact Kelly Gilfillen, City of Alexandria Acting Director of Communications and Public Information, at kelly.gilfillen@alexandriava.gov or 571.208.9001 or Whitney Code, Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) Marketing and Communications Manager, at whitney.code@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.5646.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/123127.

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