Balboa Peninsula Trolley Returns June 26 for Summer Service

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Passengers disembark from the Balboa Peninsula Trolley during a previous summer service. — Photo by Christopher Trela ©

The Balboa Peninsula Trolley will resume operations this weekend with free service continuing throughout the summer on weekends and holidays. The trolley did not operate in summer 2020 because of COVID-19 precautions.

Beginning on June 26, the trolley service will be available from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays as well as Independence Day, Observed Independence Day (July 5), and Labor Day.

The trolley is a fun and free way to explore the peninsula. There are 22 designated stops along the trolley route. Trolleys are scheduled to arrive in 15-minutes intervals, which may vary slightly depending on traffic conditions. Riders are invited to climb aboard or exit the trolley at any of the stops along the way to and from the Balboa Pier and Fun Zone area.

For those planning a day at the beach, the trolley can accommodate bicycles, surfboards under six feet long, and beach gear. Trolley riders traveling from outside the area can utilize free parking at the City’s Avon Street municipal parking lot located near the Tustin Avenue and Avon Street intersection within Mariners’ Mile along Coast Highway.

This service is provided by the City of Newport Beach and funded through grants from the Orange County Transportation Authority (Measure M2 funds).

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