The City of Roanoke's Star Line Trolley

The Star Line Trolley is a free trolley service offered in the City of Roanoke.

The trolley is operated by Valley Metro as part of the city's public transportation system and connects the Historic Market District of Downtown Roanoke to the nearby Crystal Spring Neighborhood, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

The Star Line Trolley has a unique look and title that celebrates Roanoke's distinct title of being known as "The Star City of the South."

Popular spots along the trolley's route include the many restaurants of Downtown Roanoke, the Historic Roanoke City Market, the downtown branch of the Roanoke Public Library, nearby Roanoke River Greenway, and the first-class medical facilities of the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

The Taubman Museum of Art and multiple museums and attractions of Center in the Square are also located near the Downtown Market trolley stop.

It's also widely used by students of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

Lodging options located within close proximity to the trolley route include The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Inn on Campbell, and Cambria Suites.

Service Times

The trolley operates Monday - Friday, from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Service to stops is provided every 15 minutes. From 10:00am to 2:00pm, service is provided every 12 minutes.

There is no charge to ride the trolley.

Service Route

The following map of the Star Line Trolley was prepared by the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission.

Star Line Trolley Map


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