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Summer Weekend Trolley Service

June 26th-September 7th

Post Date:05/19/2015 2:30 PM

Summer Trolley Announcement


The City of Dana Point will begin Summer Weekend Trolley Service Friday, June 26th and will run Friday/Saturday/Sunday through Labor Day, September 7th.  This year limits the shuttle to weekend-only service, with hopes that this year's success will support a summer long, seven day a week service in 2016.

The trolley route will run from Capistrano County Beach at Coast Highway/Beach Road/Palisades Drive in Capistrano Beach to the Ritz Carlton and the Monarch St. Regis, where it will connect with the Laguna Beach trolley.  Stops near major hotels, the Lantern District, Strand Beach (Selva), the Harbor, Doheny State Beach, Coast Highway timeshares, and Doheny Village, among other locations are included.  This Trolley Route Map (PDF) link shows the entire route and stops in detail. 

During the initial year, leased shuttles will be colorfully wrapped to look like "Woodys" to help attract customers. In order for the City to retain OCTA grant funds to operate the trolleys, each trolley must attain at least 10 boardings per hour. This equates to about 500 boardings per day. Assuming a successful initial year, the trolley provider will purchase new open air trolleys for summer long service thereafter. So we need everyone's help to make this first year successful!

The trolley service is free. All vehicles will be powered by alternative fuels, will be handicap accessible, and have bike racks. In order to offer timely service, 4 trolleys will be used to ensure wait times are 15 minutes or less.

Riders will be able to access real-time trolley locations and wait times on their phones with the use of a website tracker at

Please provide your feedback regarding the Trolley at

The Summer Weekend Trolley Service Operating Hours are:

Fridays 12 NOON to 10 PM
Saturdays 10 AM to 10 PM
Sundays 10 AM to 8 PM
Labor Day 10 AM to 8 PM

These hours will be adjusted, based upon usage, in the following years.

Look for these Trolley Signs to identify the stops along the route:

Trolley Stop Signage

These signs will be found at the following locations and correspond with numbers on the Trolley Route Map (PDF):


Ritz Carlton Drive/Resort    


Selva Road/Strand Beach - South    


Ruby Lantern/Del Prado


Violet Lantern/Del Prado


Dana Point Harbor Drive - Southbound    


Doheny State Park


DoubleTree/Doheny Campground


Capo County Beach/Palisades Drive


Olamendi's Restaurant/Bridge Beach Access    


Doheny Village/Doheny Park Road


Park Lantern/Marriott Hotel


Dana Point Harbor Drive - Northbound


La Plaza/Hobie

13A. PCH @ Ruby Lantern


Selva Road/Strand Beach - North


St. Regis Hotel/Niguel Road

16. Sea Terrace Park/Library





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