The City of San Juan Capistrano launched free, weekend trolley service on Friday, June 8. The service operates for 13 consecutive weekends through Monday, September 3 (Labor Day), and includes two trolleys on 20-minute frequencies servicing a continuous loop from downtown San Juan Capistrano at La Zanja to the Dana Point trolley service connection stop at Stonehill Drive and Del Obispo Street. Service hours are Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The City is currently pursuing an additional grant funding opportunity through the Orange County Transportation Authority. If awarded, the grant will provide the City expanded trolley service for several years. Questions or comments regarding the program may be directed to the City's Assistant Public Works Director Tom Toman at (949) 234-4580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Juan's summer trolley route is a 20-minute loop starting from the Metrolink Station at Verdugo Street, going south on Camino Capistrano to Del Obispo Street, west on Del Obispo Street to Alipaz Street, south on Alipaz Street to Camino Del Avion, west on Camino Del Avion to Del Obispo Street, south on Del Obispo Street to Stonehill Drive (connection point with Dana Point summer trolley service), east on Stonehill Drive to Camino Capistrano, north on Camino Capistrano to La Zanja Street, east on La Zanja Street to El Camino Real, south on El Camino Real to Ortega Highway, west on Ortega Highway to Camino Capistrano, and south on Camino Capistrano returning to Verdugo Street and the Metrolink Station.
NEW TROLLEY STOP
On Friday, August 10, City staff implemented a new trolley stop for the northbound service at the southeast corner of Avenisa Padre and Camino Capistrano, adjacent the Capistrano Clock Tower building. The new stop offers service to the Plaza Del Rio Shopping Center, including Vons and Petco, the Capistrano Clock Tower, Buy My Bikes, Wells Fargo bank, and nearby businesses.
TROLLEY TRACKER APP
For service information and real-time trolley arrivals, download the "Ride Systems" trolley tracker app for your smartphone.
Or visit http://www.sanjuancapistrano.ridesystems.net/default.aspx
City of Dana Point Trolley Service: http://www.danapoint.org/department/public-works-engineering/2018-summer-trolley-service
City of San Clemente Trolley Service: http://www.san-clemente.org/about-us/city-news/san-clemente-trolley
City of Laguna Beach Trolley Service: http://lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/transit_and_trolleys/default.htm
Orange County Transportation Authority: http://octa.net/Projects-and-Programs/Plans-and-Studies/Funding-Programs/Overview