The City of San Clemente launched its summer weekend trolley service over Memorial Day weekend. The trolley, named San Clemente Trolley, will be made available to riders at no charge.
The trolley has an open-air (windowless) concept that will be easily identifiable. There will be a total of three trollies cruising throughout town. Each one will have destination areas displayed on the exterior and will say “Free Rides” so residents and visitors know the service is complimentary. The concept, logo, and signs were designed by RSM Design, a local design firm. The City Council was presented with design and color options at its January 17th meeting and approved a red and black color scheme.
The trollies travel along the coastal area of San Clemente and pick people up at the designated stops every 15 minutes. The trolley will be available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The stops will be clearly noted with signage.
The funding for the San Clemente Trolley came from a $1.2 million grant from the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) which the city applied for. The grant will cover most of the costs for the service for seven years. The grant requires the city to fund a portion of the trolley service at $146,000 over the seven-year grant period. The Friends of the San Clemente Beaches, Parks & Recreation Foundation provided a donation of $10,000 towards the funding of the capital costs of the trolley.
Schedule and Stops
For real-time Trolley tracking, visit www.sctrolley.com
4th of July Trolley Service
To assist with downtown parking, the San Clemente Trolley will be in service from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The regular trolley route will be available from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Please be advised that beginning at 6:00 p.m. the Trolley route will be adjusted to accommodate street closures in the Pier Bowl and downtown area. The closure will impact stops 1, 3, 4, 14, 15, & 16. Trolley riders looking to utilize the service after the fireworks show can access the trolley at Stop 2, located at the Community Center on the corner of Avenida Del Mar and Calle Seville.
Trolley Promo Video
Trolley Ribbon Cutting