As part of the greenway opening celebration, one of the Loop Trolleys was on show, parked at the Kingsbury stop on DeBaliviere. Naturally, I went along to see it, and I also found out that the delayed 3rd trolley is due later this month. Test running has started along the eastern end of the route, and operator training is well underway.
I asked if a decision on pricing had been made yet, and was told that an official press release is due in the next few days, but that tickets would be $2 for 2 hours, or $5 for an all day pass. Cash would not be taken on the trolleys, and each stop would have a ticket machine, plus there would be an app to enable online ticket purchases. There will be discounts for the over 65, and very young children can ride free, but there are no plans for any concession for local residents.
The Delmar Loop Trolley construction continues to give us unusual views of infrastructure that we’d not normally see.
This junction will soon be covered with concrete, but until then we are able to see the inner workings of the track.
Junction of DeBaliviere and Delmar:
Seen in the parking lot that was being used by the Loop Trolley construction team.
The areas next to the Loop Trolley stops along DeBaliviere have shrubs planted as well as the trees.
Planting has started along the Greenway next to the Loop Trolley!
Work has started on preparing for the final piece of track for the Delmar Loop Trolley, at the junction of Pershing and DeBaliviere.
The Trolley Stops along DeBaliviere now have seats!
It is interesting to see the Loop Trolley development as it has progressed, and to see how the parts all fit together. When they put down the tracks along DeBaliviere, there was one section, near the junction with Pershing, that was not completed – everything else was down and cemented, but not that part. Now we can see that this is to be an area where there is a cross over, where the single track is divided so that trolleys can pass.
Next, I assume, will be the tracks across Pershing itself!