VB Wave Trolley Service Officially Launches for the Season
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA– The VB Wave trolley and Bayfront Shuttle service return to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront today, marking the 39th year of operation during the busy summer season. All 14 trollies have undergone a full restoration and are ready to provide tourists and locals a convenient and relaxing way to travel to major attractions while easing congestion along Atlantic and Pacific Avenues.
The restoration project of the trollies includes mechanical improvements, repair and resurface of all wooden trim elements as well as the addition of security cameras, providing additional comfort and safety to patrons.
“The VB Wave plays an integral role in getting residents and visitors where they need to go. We are proud that as many as 132,000 people took advantage of the service last summer and look to carry even more this season.”
-William Harrell, President and & CEO of Hampton Roads Transit
HRT has also rolled out Journey, its new mobile ticketing app, available for download in both the App Store and Google Play. This new app provides a quick and convenient way for customers to purchase tickets for the VB Wave simply by using their mobile device and a credit card. Tickets for one-way, all-day, and 3-day adult passes may be purchased in the app ahead of time and redeemed while boarding. More information is available at gohrt.com/mobile/. Cash fare is also accepted. Exact change only.
Children ages 17 and under may ride for free with a paid adult or a Student Freedom Pass. Discounted passes for adults age 65+ and persons with disabilities are offered with a discounted fare ID or available for purchase at select retailer locations and transit centers.
Service routes for the VB Wave include:
- Routes 30 operates along Atlantic Avenue from 1st Street to 40th Street
- Route 31 extends to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Ocean Breeze Water Park and KOA Campground
- Route 34 extends along 22nd Street and Virginia Beach Blvd to the Virginia Beach Convention Center
- Route 35 operates along Pacific Avenue extending from 1st St to Shore Drive, Pleasure House Road and First Landing State Park