ST. LOUIS ( -- Two days before the official public launch of the Loop Trolley, a trolley car struck a truck during a test run.

The truck was reportedly parked slightly over the parking line outside of Pi restaurant in the Loop, and the trolley hit the side mirror.

Trolley drivers have been conducting test runs for months, a similar accident happened in October.

An event is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday with officials including St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and University City Mayor Terry Crow to celebrate the completion of testing of the trolley cars and the beginning of service.

Immediately following a dedication and Golden Spike ceremony, the trolley will be open to the public.

The trolley will run Thursday and Sunday from 12 to 8 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, it will operate between 12 and 11 p.m.

The trolley will run on 20 to 25 minute intervals.

Standard tickets will cost $2 for a two-hour fare and $5 for an all-day fare. Passengers age 65 or older, passengers with disabilities and children between the ages of 5 and 12 are eligible for a 50 percent reduced fare.

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