Grapevine CVB Proposes Trolley Line

The idea of a trolley linking downtown Grapevine to Nash Farm was proposed to the City Council last night during the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau update.  The small trolley would run a little less than a mile from the south end of Historic Downtown Grapevine through the Hudgins Street extension to Nash Farm which is located on Ball Street.

The idea of a trolley fits in with many of the nostalgic and historical themes already represented by the City of Grapevine.  This trolley would likely add to the classic allure of the Grapevine Vintage Railroad and Grapevine’s Palace Theatre.

Please keep in mind this is only a proposal at this point and is being considered by the City Council.

Although this is probably not the appropriate place and these comments really belong in another article, we think the City Council does a great job making these types of decisions.  The accomplishments of the City Council are many and they certainly do not need the approval of this website.

We are often criticized or questioned for being too negative about the decisions they reach.  We just want to take a moment to acknowledge there are literally hundreds of great decisions the City Council makes on the City of Grapevine’s behalf that never get mentioned on these pages or the pages of other local news websites.

If we are critical of a few small decisions, it is not that we think the City Council is doing a poor job.  In fact, it is the exact opposite.  We think the City Council as a whole does a tremendous job representing our city.  We only issue a commentary on the rare occasion that we’d like to see more thought or discussion on a specific topic.

So with that we say, please carry on City Council.  We at Grapevine Texas Online appreciate the countless hours of hard work you have invested in our city’s future.

5 Comments

  1. I like the idea, but wha is the value? How about a trolley that runs from the Gaylord to Park Blvd? Or perhaps a partnership with Southlake that runs all the way to their Town Square?

  2. My guess is the value is more like that of a statue or decoration. It adds to the historic feel of downtown.

    I doubt there is enough traffic between downtown and Nash Farm to require this level of transportation between the two places.

  3. I think a more appropriate and historically accurate addition would be a dirt or gravel path, from the new CVB building to Nash Farm. Remember, Grapevine used to be ‘out in the country’. A nice 1/2 mile stoll from the CVB, beside the feed store, the grain mill, the farm to town ‘village’, down the dirt road to Nash Farm. What a nice stroll back in time that could be.

  4. You would think the CVB could come up with a better idea for the city than a trolley line to nowhere.

  5. S. Saffle is right. An extra wide sidewalk or “footpath” would be much better – and more affordable – than some sort of three-block-long amusement park trolley ride.

    A wide sidewalk along a roadway would accommodate pedestrians, the stroller crowd, runners and bicycles. Such a walk should incorporate informative stopping points along the way; benches to sit on, markers to read.

    Extending Hudgins Street to Ball Street and Nash Farm to accommodate pedestrians, cyclists and automobiles is a great idea. However, a trolly along Hudgins Street? A very bad idea.