One day deal for boardwalk tramcar ride

David Madden
June 10, 2018 - 10:00 pm

WILDWOOD, NJ ( KYW Newsradio) --  The Wildwood tramcar is as much a part of the resort town as the boardwalk itself. And Monday, they're celebrating a landmark day for those cars with a bargain for those who want to hop on board.

Those trains made their premiere on June 11, 1949. Only later was that iconic recorded warning, "Watch the tramcar please," added. And many of the original cars are still in use to this day.

To mark the start of the 70th summer of the tramcar, they're cutting the normal $3.50 one way fare.

"In 1949, the fare to ride the tramcar one way on the boardwalk was 10 cents," North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello told KYW Newsradio. "We are doing a fare rollback and you will be able to ride the tramcars for 10 cents."

The offer is good all day today. But only today.

"It certainly will cost us some money to do this," he added, "but we think it's a good thank you to our customers who, literally generations of customers have been riding the tramcars for 70 years."

 On a typical mid-June weekday, about a thousand people hop on board. Ten years ago they did this promotion (June 11 was a Wednesday) and Rosenello says thousands took advantage, many making a special day trip to take part. He expects that today as well.