About The Walkway Tram

To assist seniors, veterans, individuals with mobility challenges, and those with a fear of heights, the Friends of the Walkway's all-electric 12-passenger, wheelchair accessible tram allows visitors of all abilities to experience the Walkway and enjoy its sweeping, panoramic Hudson Valley views. 

Tram service is seasonal operating from early April through late November. In the event of inclement weather during normal operating times, tram service may be suspended for the day.  

Reservations are not required. This service is free to all visitors. 

Tram Schedule and Stops

Thanks to leading support from Rutberg Breslow Personal Injury Law and partnership with Hudson River Housing's VetZero program, Walkway's tram operates Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Tram service begins at the East Gate Plaza in Poughkeepsie at 10 a.m. The day's final departure from the Ulster Welcome Center is at approximately 3:30 p.m.

The tram makes a continuous loop across the bridge. Passengers may embark and disembark at a number of stops:

  • East Gate Plaza (Poughkeepsie)
  • Elevator Overlook
  • Center Overlook (by the flagpole)
  • Ulster Welcome Center (Highland)

The speed of the tram as it makes its way across the Walkway is dependent on pedestrian traffic. The tram takes approximately 30-45 minutes to cross the length of the bridge one way. Please plan accordingly. 

Please check out Walkway Over the Hudson's homepage or call 845-454-9649 x110 to learn about changes to the schedule for the tram.

Reserve The Tram

Outside of regular operating hours, the tram is available for private tours and to support special events. Please contact us at 845-454-9649 x110 or tours@walkway.org for more information.