“𝘞𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘮 𝘊𝘢𝘳, 𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦” 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘣𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘸𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘴 𝘉𝘰𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘢𝘴 𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘮 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 2020 𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘯 𝘛𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘥𝘢𝘺, 𝘔𝘢𝘺 26
The Wildwoods, NJ Announces Tram Cars
To Resume Boardwalk Operations s for the 2020 season on 𝙏𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙙𝙖𝙮, 𝙈𝙖𝙮 26
“The Wildwoods Sightseer Tram Cars, and the passengers riding them, will be a welcomed sight and sound on our Boardwalk this summer, especially after a long dormant winter and spring,” said Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) Executive Director/CFO John Siciliano. “This is yet another exciting step toward the opening of a fun-filled summer season in the Wildwoods,” he continued.
The tram cars, like all aspects of reopening the Wildwoods for the summer, will meet social distancing guidelines and enhanced sanitizing protocols. Modifications include being fitted with plexiglass dividers and plastic shields between seating areas; and a full sanitizing regimen with quick-drying disinfectant every half-hour. Tram employees will also wear masks while interacting with visitors and passengers.
In addition, a new Tram Car App is being developed that will allow for cashless payments. App users can purchase and redeem tram car tickets, and track the location of the trams along the boards. App-exclusive discounts for the tram car as well as partnering businesses will also be available.
First introduced on the Wildwoods Boardwalk in 1949, the Tram Cars are an iconic part of the Wildwoods Boardwalk experience, transporting tens of thousands of guests along the two-mile Wildwoods Boardwalk each year. The four original Tram Car trains are some of the oldest, continually operating modes of public transportation in the United States.
Today’s Tram Cars are environmentally friendly, running on battery power. Each Tram Car can run for up to 12 hours on a single charge from their 2,000-pound electric batteries.