Trolleys return to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Posted at 2:47 PM, Jun 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-03 22:58:41-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Trolleys are back!

Old fashioned trolleys are returning to the Oceanfront.

The City of Virginia Beach is dedicating new trolleys, as well as establishing the Rudee Inlet connector Walk.

A ribbon cutting was held today to celebrate the new Atlantic Avenue trolleys officially returning to Virginia Beach and the official opening of the Rudee Inlet Connector Walk, a pedestrian-focused path connecting the boardwalk to the marina and businesses at Rudee Inlet.

Fourteen trolleys will eventually carry tourists and locals along Atlantic Avenue as part of the VB Wave system, a seasonal service of three local routes serving the Oceanfront, according to the City of Virginia Beach.

The Rudee Connector Walk project includes a 10-foot wide 1,600 foot concrete walkway constructed from Winston Salem Avenue running under the Rudee Inlet Bridge, to the 4th Street parking lot. Completed in fall 2014, this project has improved the mobility and safety of pedestrians and cyclists by providing a lighted, direct linkage from the marina district to the Oceanfront, officials say.

The project also provides infrastructure improvement for a future water taxi launch to serve Rudee Inlet.

Stay tuned for additional information.