Aldergrove's planned trolley service has been dealt a blow but will soon be back on track, its executive director says.
Dave Miller said the vehicle the Aldergrove Trolley Company Society acquired has been deemed unuse-able.
"This was a serious setback for our plans," Miller told Langley Township council on Nov. 19.
He said a loaner has been acquired, and the association intends to use it in this year's Aldergrove Christmas parade.
The old trolley, which cannot be used as a primary transportation method, will be sawed up into sections and turned into bus stops, Miller said.
The society is planning a trolley loop that will lead from Aldergrove to Gloucester Industrial Park, and another loop that will head south to Zero Avenue.
Eventually, the trolley's operations are expected to help Aldergrove residents get to work or shopping, on routes not currently served by TransLink buses.
The society hopes to run a single trolley-style bus as early as the new year, Miller said.
He told the council that a list of stops has been given to TransLink and given tentative approval. Any changes will have to be run past the transit authority as soon as they are made, Miller said.