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April 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Forest Park Trolley Service to Return to Forest Park Starting Monday, April 8

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Forest Park Forever, Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Science Center, Saint Louis Zoo, City of St. Louis, Metro Transit and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced that the Metro Forest Park Trolley will return to Forest Park on April 8 giving individuals visiting Forest Park a convenient method of navigating the Park, in addition to assisting to alleviate Park congestion!IMG_4231

The Metro Forest Park Trolley Service line will operate daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. from April 8 through September 29 and weekends only in October with extended summer hours, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. It will connect all park attractions, as well as the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. Adult Trolley fares are $2 per adult. Children 5-12, seniors and disabled passengers ride for $1. A valid Metro Reduced Fare permit is required for the Senior and Disabled discount. Kids four and under ride free. Two convenient Park N’ Ride options are available for visitors:  the Twin Parking Lots across from the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center and the Upper Muny Parking Lot.  From these lots, visitors can hop aboard the Forest Park Trolley for a lift to their desired attraction.

The Traffic Relief Route will also be returning this season. It will be implemented by the Park Rangers on days when traffic congestion is heavy at the Hampton entrance. This effort is done in coordination with MoDOT as a means to mitigate backups and closures on the interstate at Hampton. Similar to last year on heavy traffic days, drivers from Hampton will make a circular path through the park, past many parking lots at The Muny, Visitor Center, along Government Drive and both Saint Louis Zoo lots. 

Relief Route hours and timing:

 

Forest Park Trolley hours and timing:

 

Forest Park Trolley Rider Tips:

Information on Obtaining Senior Reduced Fare Permits

Seniors (age 65 and older) and the disabled can ride MetroBus and MetroLink at a reduced rate. Qualifying individuals must complete the following:

 

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