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Trolley track will take tourists around St. John's sites

There will be a new hop-on, hop-off way to get around the St. John's downtown this summer.

Hop-on, hop-off service will debut this summer

Tourist trolley

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There will be a new hop-on, hop-off way to get around the St. John's downtown this summer.

The old trolleys of yesteryear in St. John's are about to make a comeback — kind of.

A Metrobus will work on a tourism-friendly trolley route.

"This is a step-on, step-off bus," Coun. Tom Hann told CBC News.

"Basically how it works, the tourists can pick up a ticket and that bus will keep circulating around the city to all of the tourist places."

The cost will be $5 a day, $20 for a family. People will be permitted to get on and off anywhere they want on the route.

"It's an amazing opportunity for tourism in St. John's and for our local residents as well," driver Sherry Evans said.

Deanne Fisher, director of marketing and development at The Rooms, said the new trolley route will help take the guesswork out of sightseeing.

"You can jump on the trolley line, you can get up here to The Rooms, but you can see all the other great sites and attractions as well," Fisher said.

"And you don't really need to do any research, it's all done for you. So just jump on and here you are."

The tourist trolley will run until Labour Day.

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