Trolley rides will be free for two weeks upon return

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Main Street trolleys will return for free--at least, temporarily.

MATA said the trolleys should be running in April. The first two weeks of operation, MATA is offering free rides to everybody!

"We thought this would be a good way to thank the community. We understand that the trolleys are something that very special in Memphis...we wanted to thank the citizens. We wanted to thank our customers," MATA Spokeswoman Nicole Lacey said.

MATA has been testing the electric trolleys in preparation for their return to Downtown Memphis after a four-year absence.

When the trolleys return, MATA suggests pedestrians be very careful walking near trolley tracks. The company said the new trolleys are quieter than the ones that were operating back in 2014.

"We just want everybody to be safe," Lacey said. "Make sure that they're not crossing in front of the rail trolleys; make sure that they listen and they look both ways."

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