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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Take a Ride on the Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley this Summer!


Back for its fourth season, the Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley offers visitors and residents a FREE 30-minute ride around the lively City of Elmhurst. Making six stops across the City, this fun and easy trip runs every Friday and Saturday, June 1st through September 15th from 12 noon to 12 midnight.  

The Explore Elmhurst Express is equipped with GPS, which allows riders to track the trolley’s location by visiting This experience is free and no tickets are required. Everyone is invited to take this fun ride around town.  

The route travels to different shopping districts in Elmhurst, making stops near shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Riders will also enjoy listening to the Elmhurst College Jazz Band and a historical narrative about the City.  

Explore Elmhurst Express Trolley Route*:  
Stop 1: York and Park – Approximate boarding time is on the hour and 30 minutes after the hour  
Stop 2: York and Schiller – Approximate boarding time is 5 and 35 minutes after the hour  
Stop 3:  Second and Addison – Approximate boarding time is 10 and 40 minutes after the hour  
Stop 4: Cottage Hill and Virginia – Approximate boarding time is 15 and 45 minutes after the hour  
Stop 5: Spring and the Illinois Prairie Path – Approximate boarding time is 20 and 50 minutes after the hour  
Stop 6: York and Vallette – Approximate boarding time is 25 and 55 minutes after the hour  
*Running Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 12 midnight. Trains may alter approximate boarding times. To track the trolley’s exact location, visit  

Note: The trolley is handicapped accessible and ADA-compliant. Collapsible and small strollers that fit in the seating area are welcome aboard. Onboard storage is unavailable and it is against fire code to place strollers, bikes, or belongings in the trolley’s aisle.

The Explore Elmhurst Express will have a series of special events and activities throughout the summer so follow the Explore Elmhurst Facebook and Instagram pages to have the most up-to-date information. Riders will also have the opportunity to enter-to-win weekly prizes every time they ride the trolley. For more information, please visit  

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