After repairs made to one Loop Trolley car, another is taken out of service because of electrical problems

After repairs made to one Loop Trolley car, another is taken out of service because of electrical problems

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The Loop Trolley continues to run at half-strength — even after repairs were made to one of the vehicles involved in a recent accident, officials confirmed Saturday.

Trolley 002 (the blue trolley) is currently sidelined as the Loop Trolley Co., with help from the vehicle's refurbisher, Gomaco, addresses an unspecified electrical problem. The repairs are expected to conclude on Sunday, with testing to follow early next week.

Trolley 001 (the red trolley), which was struck by a car on Jan. 10, was returned to service on Thursday.

Loop Trolley Co. Executive Director Kevin Barbeau said in an email he expects two-car service to resume by Thursday, Jan. 23.

Because of the reduced service, trolley ticket vending machines are updated to provide passengers an extra hour on their two-hour ticket purchase.

The trolley, which runs on a 2.2-mile route straddling the two cities, is scheduled to operate from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays and from noon to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The route links the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park and the western end of the Delmar Loop commercial area in University City. The trolley began operations Nov. 16.

  

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