Existing or Under Construction
Heritage Trolley / Streetcar (closed until further notice)
The Galveston Trolley is a 10.9 km modern heritage streetcar line. It opened in 1988 using diesel trolley replicas built by what is now Kasgro Rail Corp.
In 1999, the trolley was closed so the City of Galveston could replace the track.
In 2005, the trolley was expanded to the University of Texas Medical Center campus. Until that point the system was used only somewhat as a local transportation mode, it was primarily a tourist tram. Once the UT section opened, the trolley grew up.
In 2008 the Galveston Trolley closed due to damages sustained by Hurricane Ike. While no reopening date has been announced, funds were extorted from the federal government to repair the damages to rolling stock and track sections.To date, the troilley has yet to return.
Island Transit - Official Home Page
1999 Photos from subways.net
Galveson Interurban replaced by Freeway