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Work Scheduled Next Week on MetroLink System Will Create Delays for Some Passengers

10/5/2012
 
News Release
Dianne Williams
Director of Communications
314-982-1440

Work Scheduled Next Week on MetroLink System
Will Create Delays for Some Passengers

Crews will be working on the MetroLink alignment at three different locations next week (October 7-14) and that will create delays for some passengers. The affected sections of the MetroLink system are:
• Between the College and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Stations
• Between the Emerson Park and 5th & Missouri MetroLink Stations
• Between the Wellston and North Hanley MetroLink Stations

Trains will not operate in Illinois between the College and Shiloh-Scott Stations from 8 p.m. until the end of service October 7-11 and October 14 to accommodate ongoing track work. The St. Clair County Transit District will transport Red Line MetroLink customers by MetroBus from the College MetroLink Station to the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station. Westbound passengers should allow for 20-25 minute delays and eastbound passengers should expect 5 to 10 minute delays.

MetroLink will operate on a single track between the Emerson Park MetroLink Station and the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station from 9 p.m. until the end of service October 9 and on October 10 so crews can replace overhead power wires. Red Line and Blue Line passengers may experience 5 to 10 minute delays.

MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Wellston Station, Rock Road Station, UMSL South Station, UMSL North Station, and North Hanley Station from 11:30 p.m. until the end of service on October 11 and October 12 so crews can work on power equipment near the UMSL North MetroLink Station. Red Line customers may encounter delays of 5 to 10 minutes.

SERVICE DETAILS
Starting at 8 p.m. October 7-11 & October 14, bus shuttles operated by the St. Clair County Transit District will transport MetroLink passengers between the College MetroLink Station to the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station.

Westbound Red Line passengers from Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station will need to board a shuttle bus to travel to the College MetroLink Station. From there, they can board a train to continue west. They should allow an extra 20-25 minutes for their commutes.

Eastbound Red Line passengers will exit the train at the College MetroLink Station and board a shuttle bus to continue their trip to the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station. They may experience 5-10 delays during the bus shuttle operation. Blue Line service will not be impacted.

MetroLink Work Scheduled Next Week continued

Starting at 9 p.m. October 9 & 10, trains will run on a single track between the 5th & Missouri Station and the Emerson Park Station. Passengers on both the Red and Blue Lines should allow for 5 to 10 minute delays.

Starting at 11:30 p.m. October 11 & 12, trains will operate on a single track at the Wellston, Rock Road, UMSL South, UMSL North and North Hanley Stations. Red Line passengers should allow for 5 to 10 minute delays. Blue Line service will not be affected.

Updates on MetroLink operations can be found at www.metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section.
 

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