Trolley ServiceWritten by The-Woodlands-Guide
Town Center Trolley
The Woodlands Express service provides a comfortable, convenient and economical way to commute to Houston. Operating Monday - Friday, excluding holidays; destinations include the Texas Medical Center, Greenway Plaza, and the Central Business District. View full details, including routes, schedules, reverse commutes, and mobile ticketing.
The Woodlands Town Center Trolleys operate year-round, seven days per week, (except major holidays) in a 4.1 mile loop. The free service connects The Woodlands Mall, Market Street, and Hughes Landing with Town Center businesses and residences throughout the service area. View Hours of Operation and Route for the Town Center Trolleys.
In accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, The Woodlands Township provides ADA Complementary Paratransit Service in conjunction with the fixed-route Town Center Trolley service. This service is provided for persons unable to utilize the regular Town Center Trolley service in accordance with US DOT Title VI program.
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (October 21, 2020) – The Woodlands Township has assumed ownership of the Town Center Trolleys from the Brazos Transit District and has brought the operations in-house. All trolley operations and maintenance staff are now Township employees.
“The trolley service is part of the overall transportation and Waterway corridor operations and experience,” said Gordy Bunch, Chairman of the Board of The Woodlands Township. “It integrates well with our Town Center and Hughes Landing programs and services that The Woodlands Township handles on a daily basis.”
Chairman Bunch said one of the major focuses of The Woodlands Township is to run a safe and dependable trolley operation, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As we move into the holidays, we hope our residents and visitors will take advantage of being able to park their car in one location and use the trolley to get to other locations in the Town Center,” he said. “Most importantly, though, we want our visitors and guests know that we’re operating with very strong safety protocols.”
The Woodlands Township has launched a new video and social media campaign called #SitSafe, focusing on the use of sanitization, personal protection equipment and social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of Township Transit riders. The #SitSafe program includes a number of steps for passenger safety.
The #SitSafe initiative focuses on the use of sanitization, personal protection equipment and social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of Township Transit riders. If you’re riding on The Woodlands Express or The Woodlands Waterway Trolleys, you are riding in a seat that is treated with an extra level of care.
Town Center TrollEys
The Woodlands Town Center area includes Vintage Style Trolley Cars providing street transportation at no cost to pedestrians throughout the shopping and dining areas of Town Center and along the Woodlands Waterway. The trolleys offer Public Transportation providing the perfect way to explore the multitude of Woodlands Town Center Amenities. The Woodlands Trolleys operate seven days a week, almost every day of the year, along a circuitous route that covers a large portion of Town Center.
Town Center Trolley ROUTE
The western portion of the route takes passengers around Hughes Landing, circling Restaurant Row, and the Embassy Suites hotel. The southern portion of the route takes passengers along The Waterway, past the south entrance of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, the patio seating of Tuscany at The Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, across Waterway Avenue before continuing beyond Waterway Square Park to the Lake Robbins shore of the Anadarko building.
After passing under the Lake Robbins drive suspension bridge, the Trolleys approach the Woodlands Mall via the southern piazza. A major feature of Town Center is the Woodlands Mall Courtyard, where the Waterway Cruisers once entered a circular turnabout beneath suspended lighting in the piazza, while the opposite end of the waterway is anchored by Town Green Park. This area features several restaurants as well as direct access to The Woodlands Mall. This is one of the various stops including the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, and the Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention center, traveling by the Waterway Trolley system offering a unique way to explore Town Center in a relaxing environment.
Heading west, the Trolleys exit the mall area alongside Cinemark Tinsletown 17 Theaters to reach Lake Robbins Drive and head back along Lake Robbins Drive alongside Market Street. There passengers can enjoy seeing children play in the interactive fountains at Central Park, hop off and enjoy a bite to eat at one of several restaurants, or shopping in dozens of stores. Please Note: Trolley Route may vary due to construction, traffic or special events. Please follow us on Twitter @TownshipTransit or sign up for alerts for the latest information.
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5200 Research Forest Drive • The Woodlands, Texas • 77381 281 210-3900
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- Between 20 & 21 Waterway Avenue
- Waterway Square Park
- Woodloch Frst Dr @ Waterway Br.
- Anadarko Tower 1
- Landry's Seafood House
- The Woodlands Mall @ South Piazza
- HEB Market at Market Street
- Market Street Parking Garage
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Holiday Hours may vary
Occasional Construction Detours