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The Coral Gables Trolley System and Pedestrian Resources

Coral Gables has a bustling, pedestrian-friendly downtown commercial district. Most businesses in the city are located within two blocks of Ponce de Leon Boulevard, the main north-south corridor served by the Coral Gables Trolley.

The modern trolley service, championed by Commissioner William H. Kerdyk, Jr., initiated service in November, 2003 and was more successful than anyone predicted. This improvement signaled a new golden age for pedestrians as the trolley enhanced the ability to get around town quickly and easily without the problems so often associated with traffic congestion and parking.

New trolleys are designed to operate with modern efficiency even as they emulate the retrospective styling of their predecessors. The city currently operates 7 trolleys and plans are underway to increase the scope and frequency of trolley service in the future.

On the First Friday of the month, the trolleys run until 10pm while pedestrians are enjoying the night life and entertainment in the vibrant downtown. The trolley also connects the pedestrian to the entire Metro-Dade Transit system at Douglas Station.

The Coral Gables Trolley System is largely funded by the People's Transportation Plan, the transportation surtax in Miami-Dade County.

For more information regarding the trolley, including hours of operation and holidays, please call: 305-460-5070.

Pedestrian Resources
Coral Gables Trolley
305-460-5070
Miami-Dade Transit
305-638-6700
Metrorail
305-638-6700
Tri-Rail
800-874-7245
Commuter Services
800-874-7245
Douglas Station Connections
From Douglas Station at the southern end of the Ponce route, you can connect to the Miami-Dade Transit System via Metrorail's 22 stations, plus extensive bus and shuttle services. Douglas Station connects directly to bus routes 22 ,37 ,40 ,42 ,48 ,65x ,72 and J.

More about Metrorail and Metrobus Service
Click on this link to learn more about connecting to Metrorail and Metrobus services from Douglas Station.


South Florida Commuter Services
SFCS, has a comprehensive rideshare management system that provides INSTANT access and matches for commuters seeking carpools, vanpools. They also provide other services/information on park-n-ride lots, public transit, bike partners and routes and even highway construction information. To find out more, call 800-234-RIDE.


Trolley History
Although Coral Gables began with a trolley system in the 1920's, the era of the automobile put the old Gables Trolley to rest long ago. The Village of Merrick Park was once the trolley maintenance yard. Tracks are still visible in the alley behind Salzedo Road, north of San Lorenzo.

Fast Forward
Now the trend toward less driving and parking, more centralized locations and greater pedestrian convenience is being encouraged by the new hybrid-electric trolleys designed to operate with modern efficiently even as they emulate the retrospective styling of their predecessors.

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