Planes, trains, and trolleys?
November 16, 2011 8:28 AM by Erin Donovan
Looking for a new way to get around town? Here are two reasons why your family should take a ride on a Knoxville trolley: it’s free and you will be doing the environment a favor. The first one needs no explanation, the second one means you will be helping replace thousands of cars per day. The Knoxville Area Transit’s Trolley has become one of the best ways to get around in downtown Knoxville. Currently the trolley operates three routes throughout downtown Knoxville and University of Tennessee campus. There are three lines on the trolley routes, and for visitors the trolley stops at the Four Points by Sheraton, the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Oliver Hotel, Hilton Downtown, and the Knoxville Marriott in downtown. The Orange Line runs from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, with stops every 10 minutes. The Orange Line runs through “The Strip”, World’ Fair Park, Knoxville Convention Center, Mast General Store, and downtown streets including Locust, Summitt Hill Drive, Gay Street, and Main Street. The Orange Line extension runs on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. along the same route, and also stops at Summitt Towers. The Blue Line runs from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, with stops every 10 minutes or less. Some of the attractions along the Blue Line are the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Blount Mansion, the East TN History Center, and the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. The Late Line runs from 6:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday (August-early May), with stops every 15 minutes. The Late Line runs through the University of Tennessee campus, along “The Strip”, through World’s Fair Park, Knoxville Convention Center, through downtown and Old City. Getting around Knoxville is simple and free. For more information about taking a trolley in Knoxville visit www.katbus.com.