2023 Loop Trolley Season Begins on April 27
[March 22, 2023/ST. LOUIS, MO] The 2023 season for the Loop Trolley will kick off on Thursday, April 27. The Loop Trolley will operate on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Delmar Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue, between the University City Library and the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. There will be no charge to ride the Loop Trolley. No tickets or reservations are needed. The Loop Trolley rides are on a first-come, first-served basis. The last day of service this season is Sunday, October 29.
Training for Loop Trolley operators for the 2023 season will begin on April 3. From April 3-6, training will be conducted between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. After that, training will shift to Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from April 13 through April 23 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. No training is scheduled for April 22. The general public and media members are not allowed to ride on trolley vehicles during training operations.
The 4-day service schedule allows for safe, reliable trips at the lowest operating cost. Bi-State Development put the Loop Trolley back into service last year at the request of regional leadership to avoid a default on federal transportation loans originally awarded to the project several years ago.
Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists along the 2.2-mile trolley route in the Delmar Loop area and near the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park are encouraged follow these tips to stay safe when the Loop Trolley is in operation during training and when in regular service:
- Vehicles cannot be parked on the trolley rails and must be completely within the white parking lines.
- Illegal parking will result in fines and/or towing.
- Do not stand, walk, ride or drive on the white diagonal striping along the trolley route.
- The trolley cars operate in traffic along with other vehicles and share the same lanes at times.
- The trolley cars are not able to swerve or steer to avoid pedestrians, cyclists, or other vehicles.
- Pedestrians should cross the street only at the marked crosswalks.
- The trolley cars operate on the rails in both directions, so always look both ways before crossing the street.
You can find general information about the Loop Trolley as well as Frequently Asked Questions on the website (looptrolley.com) Major Loop Trolley service disruptions will be posted on Facebook at facebook.com/looptrolley.