Reed Travel Features
HONOLULU -- Trolleys are proliferating on Oahu.
E Noa Corp. started the Waikiki Trolley 10 years ago, expanding
its route from Waikiki to downtown Honolulu, then to Bishop
Its goal of re-creating a feeling of old Honolulu streetcars has
E-Noa has expanded to operate other trolley services, as
Under contract, it operates trolley services for:
* Waikele Factory Stores, which has a free shuttle service at
its more than 50 outlets. The facility, opened late 1993, is near
Waipahu, west of downtown.
* Aloha Tower Marketplace, which has a trolley shuttle service
* Atlantis Submarines, which early last year started using
trolleys to bring visitors from hotels to its headquarters at
Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Each of the E Noa trolleys seats 34 to 42 persons and
accommodates another 14 to 18 standing.
The company soon will take delivery of its first enclosed,
air-conditioned trolley (for charters) and its first electric
Hilo Hattie will have its own trolleys operating this month.
Its four new 35-seat trolleys will replace coaches used for its
The company said its surveys show more than 90% of customers
prefer trolleys to buses.
Passengers on Hilo Hattie's trolleys will face forward unlike
those on the E Noa trolleys, who face outward.