Look for the trolley signs at the following locations:
1. Norman Williams Library
2. Frost Mills Parking Lot (Pleasant Street)
3. Billings Farm & Museum
4. Middle Bridge (River Street)
5. The Little Theatre/Woodstock Rec. Center
6. Town Hall
There is a map on one side of the sign and a schedule on the other.
How Frequently does the trolley pick riders up?
The trolley circulates every 20 minutes.
Where are the trolley stops located?
Norman Williams Library
Frost Mills Parking Lot (Pleasant Street)
Billings Farm & Museum
The Little Theatre / Woodstock Recreational Center
What are the hours and days of operation?
Extended Fall Schedule (click here):
Thursdays through Sundays and holidays until Columbus Day Weekend. Hours of operation will remain 11:15 a.m. - 5:20 p.m.
What are some of the trolley destinations?
The trolley connects walking trails to the village business center. The Full Circle Trolley will bring riders to various destinations such as Billings Farm & Museum, Marsh-Billings Museum, the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and Norman Williams Library.
Where can I park my car?
Riders can park their cars for the day at the Welcome Center on Mechanic St.located off of Central St. between the White Cupboard Restaurant and The Red Wagon Toy Company (a public restroom is located there); the parking lot behind the Woodstock Elementary School (weekends and holidays only); the parking lot across from the Wasp Diner on Route 4 on the east end of the village; the free parking lot located north of Pleasant St.
How does the trolley get it’s power?The trolley runs on batteries that must be charged every evening for 8-12 hours. Every village loop requires 3-4% battery charge. There are 18 loops on an average day. Additional equipment such as air conditioning, defrost, heating or wipers can add another 1% battery charge per loop.
What uses up the battery power?
What regenerates the battery power?
Regenerative braking recovers 20-30% of the trolley’s power and is necessary to be able to operate a full day service, therefore the low speed route through the village helps to regenerate the batteries as well. Uphill travel depletes the batteries, but downhill travel recharges the batteries. Speed is the single greatest reduction of the battery life and when the trolley is traveling at greater speeds, regenerative braking is nonexistent, thereby draining the battery charge. The trolley is unable to sustain speed limits greater than 40mph.
How much battery discharge does it take for the following destinations?
South Woodstock – 10% (historic hamlet; Kendron Valley Inn; South Woodstock General Store; Green Mountain Horse Association)
West Woodstock – 3% (White Cottage / Woodstock Farmer’s Market)
Taftsville – 5-6% (Taftsville General Store / Taftsville Bridge)
South Pomfret – 5-6%
Advance Transit Garage – 30%
How successful was the 2010 season?
Daily trolley ridership for our initial year averaged 82 with a total ridership of over 3200 people. Ridership doubled during days with special events from a non-event average of 56 riders to an event average of 126 riders. The fall season numbers increased to special event levels and in a few instances exceeded the trolley’s seating capacity. Poor weather had a negative effect with the lower average of 35 riders.
How successful was the 2011 season?
The Trolley operated for a total of 31 weekend days between July 4 and October 16, 2011 with total ridership estimated at 2200 riders. In comparison with 2010, the
trolley operated for 14 weekend days between August and October with total weekend ridership of 1440.
The Trolley operated Saturday before Hurricane Irene and conveyed 85 riders (the average daily ridership was 68). The Trolley did not operate on Sunday, August 28. After Irene, service was altered to eliminate two stops (Middle Bridge and the Little Theatre) and the route along River Street for the remainder of the Trolley season due to storm damage.