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NFTA resumes Falls trolley service

NIAGARA FALLS – The seasonal trolley service within Niagara Falls resumed Friday, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced.

The rides on the “Red Route,” formerly called Route 55T, are free to guests staying at participating motels and hotels in the Falls, who must pick up passes at the front door. Those without passes may ride by paying the normal Metro Bus fare of $2, or $1 for children ages 5 to 11, senior citizens, Medicare clients and the disabled. Children 4 and under ride for free.

The service will run Friday through Sunday only until Memorial Day weekend. Starting May 27, the trolley will run every day from 9 a.m. to midnight. Weekend-only service will return Oct. 7-30.

The hourly trolleys connect Niagara Falls International Airport with downtown Niagara Falls, and also stop at the Aquarium of Niagara, Seneca Niagara Casino, the Niagara Falls Visitor Center, Fashion Outlets Mall, Pine Avenue, Third Street, Rainbow Boulevard and Buffalo Avenue.

This service is not the same as the new Discover Niagara Shuttle connecting Niagara Falls with Lewiston and Youngstown, which is to be launched next Friday. It is to be operated by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.