October 13, 2014

Forest Park Trolley Ridership Up This Season

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Forest Park Trolley at art museumFrom celebrating Fair Saint Louis to hosting LouFest and other annual celebrations, Forest Park was the place to be this summer and the #3 Forest Park Trolley was the mode of transportation to get customers to and from their favorite attractions inside the park.

All of these exciting events helped grow ridership on the #3 Forest Park Trolley this season compared with the 2013 season. The trolley kicked off its season May 3 with new buses and an updated look, which included a whimsical window graphic design. Colorful images related to Forest Park, such as a dinosaur, representing the Saint Louis Science Center and a giraffe, representing the Saint Louis Zoo, were also featured on the #3 Forest Park Trolley.

The Trolley operated in Forest Park this summer season from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May 3 through Sept. 28 with expanded hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Adult fares are $2 per adult to ride the #3 Forest Park Trolley. Children ages 5 to 12, seniors and disabled passengers can ride for $1. The trolley ended it’s seasonal service Sept. 28.

The #3 Forest Park Trolley connects all the park attractions with the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. It is a partnership between Forest Park Forever, Bi-State Development Agency/Metro, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Science Center, Saint Louis Zoo, and the City of St. Louis.

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4 thoughts on “Forest Park Trolley Ridership Up This Season”

  1. murraysm says:

    The number could be even higher if a stop in the CWE were included or at least a stop at the intersection of Limdell & Kingshighway. The corner of the Park there could serve as the easternmost turnaround instead of Confederste Circle.

    1. MatthewHibbard says:

      That’s an interesting idea. I’ll send this over to our planning department.

  2. [email protected] says:

    Why does the St. Louis area lack a tourist booklet or card. Usually these promotional items are sold on the internet and vary on length, places and cost. Also descriptions about St. Louis places that tourists should visit on one website with discounts, including public transportation, might bring more revenue to the area.

    1. MatthewHibbard says:

      Great idea. Thanks for the suggestion.

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