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A vintage trolley is a great way to get around Uptown and the Arts District in Downtown Dallas, but did you know you can charter one for your own event?
We love to host guests on board our historic trolley cars – whether it’s to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, have a group outing, or even just take a personalized tour of our favorite neighborhoods.
Please note: We are accepting charters on weekdays (Monday-Thursday) from July 17 through September 2023. We are not offering weekend charters during the summer.
The Fine Print
There is typically a 2-hour minimum (about 2 loops around the line) on our charters and they are invoiced a minimum of 3 weeks in advance. Other than that, we’re pretty flexible.
- We can set up a table on our cars for your food or even recommend local caterers to help make your event all the more memorable.
- We can also provide balloons, ice, coolers and trash receptacles.
- You can bring additional decorations and alcoholic beverages (adult charters only).
- Charters must be booked three or more weeks in advance.
- We do not recommend party charters for children under the age of 4.
We recommend you check out our FAQs below before getting in touch with our Business Manager, as this will answer many common questions.
To schedule your trolley adventure, email firstname.lastname@example.org , call us at 214.855.0006, or fill out the form below. We respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours. If you haven’t received a response, please check your spam or junk folder for a response from email@example.com.
Adult or Kids’ Parties: $630.00 for a two hour minimum, $315 each additional hour
Field Trips: Currently suspended at this time.
Types of Events
- Children & Adult Birthdays
- Business or Sales meetings
- Client Entertainment
- Class Reunions
- Marriage Proposals
- Wedding Parties
- Employee Office Parties
- Social Meetups
- Just for fun!
FAQs About Charters
Where does the trolley go?
The McKinney Ave Trolley travels on a 4.6 mile track through Uptown Dallas from the Turntable at the Uptown Station, 2700 CityPlace W Blvd. to the Dallas Arts district downtown.
To track the McKinney Ave Trolley live: track.mata.org
How much does it cost to charter a trolley?
Our minimum 2-hour trolley charter is $630, and each additional hour is $315.
This rate includes private use of the whole car for the length of your event, reasonable set up and clean up, and 20% gratuity for one of our knowledgeable Motormen hosts.
How many people can be at my event?
Each car can host up to 35 adults. Please contact us to discuss larger groups.
When can I reserve a trolley?
Charters are available on weekdays Monday-Thursday from July 17 through September 2023.
We are not offering weekend charters during the summer.
How long can I book a trolley?
We have a 2-hour minimum on our charters, but you can book as long as you like! Just consult with our Business Manager on the times you’re looking to hold the reservation and we’ll work with you to accommodate what you need.
How long does a loop around the Trolley line take?
A complete circuit of the 4.6 mile track takes about an hour, depending on weather and traffic. You can start and end at any one of the designated stops on the M-Line.
Where do we get on the trolley?
You can start and end at any one of the 39 designated stops on the M-Line.
What about food and drinks?
You may bring your own Beverages and Food, or if you like, we can connect you with one of our favorite local eateries to discuss catering.
Does the M-Line have a refrigerator for events?
No, but we do have coolers that can hold approximately 24 standard 12 oz. cans
Are alcoholic drinks allowed on a charter?
Alcoholic drinks may be provided by the charter host on a BYOB basis, but M-Line personnel are prohibited from loading or handling these. And of course, alcoholic drinks are allowed only on adult Charters. Kegs are not permitted.
Are the trolleys wheelchair accessible?
The historical nature of our trolley cars keeps us from updating our accessibility offerings. However, we can accommodate special requests or load a wheelchair at our Car Barn on Oak Grove Avenue by prior arrangement.
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