The Loop Trolley is officially back in service after Bi-State Development received final approval from the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District. The Missouri State Safety Oversight Committee, Metro Transit and others also gave their approval for the restart of the Loop Trolley to move forward after passing safety requirements, conducting safety testing on the Trolley route as well as completing operator training.
One Trolley will operate on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on the 2.2-mile route on Delmar Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue, between the University City Library and the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park.
The Loop Trolley will be free to ride during the initial three-month pilot program, which runs through Oct. 30. A second Trolley will serve as a backup, if needed. A round trip on the Trolley takes about an hour, including a 10-minute operator break at each end of the route – at the Missouri History Museum and the University City Library. Heavy traffic could slow down the trip.
The Trolley can be boarded at any of the 10 stops along the route. Six of those stops are on Delmar, three are on DeBaliviere and one is at the Missouri History Museum.