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December 1, 2016

Bus Shuttles Instead of Trains Will Serve Select MetroLink Stations Weekends of December 10 & 11 and December 17 & 18

MetroLink passengers should allow extra time for their commutes during two upcoming weekends in December when several stations on the MetroLink system will be served by bus shuttles instead of regular MetroLink train service.

  • MetroLink trains will not operate between the Union Station and Stadium MetroLink Stations on Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11, to accommodate maintenance of the MetroLink power system.
  • MetroLink trains will not operate between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Central West End MetroLink Stations on Saturday, December 17, and Sunday, December 18, due to the demolition of the Forest Park Parkway Bridge by the City of St. Louis.

MetroLink Station Shuttles will transport passengers by bus between these stations during the weekend service interruptions, and passengers traveling through these areas should expect delays of 15 to 30 minutes. Metro will have personnel at all of the affected stations to assist MetroLink riders.

December 10 & 11

MetroLink trains will not operate between the Union Station and Stadium Stations on Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11. MetroLink Station Shuttles will transport passengers by bus and make stops at Union Station, Scottrade Center and Stadium Station. The Civic Center MetroLink Station platform will be closed that weekend, but the walkway between the Gateway Transportation Center and 14th Street will remain open. The Civic Center Station will not be served by bus shuttles. Passengers can catch the shuttles at stops on 14th & Clark Streets, outside of the Scottrade Center.

Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink trains will operate their normal schedules west of the Union Station MetroLink Station. Red Line trains will operate east of the Stadium MetroLink Station and trains will operate every 20 minutes between Stadium and Shiloh-Scott Stations. There will be no Blue Line service east of the Stadium Station. MetroLink will resume normal operations by the beginning of service on Monday, December 12.

December 17 & 18

MetroLink trains will not operate between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Central West End Stations on Saturday, December 17, and Sunday, December 18. MetroLink Station Shuttles will transport passengers by bus between these stations.

Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink trains will operate their normal schedules west of the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station. Red Line trains will operate east of the Central West End MetroLink Station and trains will operate every 20 minutes between Central West End and Shiloh-Scott Stations. There will be no Blue Line service east of the Central West End Station. MetroLink will resume normal operations by the beginning of service on Monday, December 19.

Updates on MetroLink operations can be found at metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section or via social media on Twitter at @STLMetro and on Facebook at St. Louis Metro Transit. For more information, contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

About Metro

Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; approximately 400 vehicle MetroBus fleet that operates on 79 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center and Gateway Arch trams. BSD also operates the Bi-State Development Research Institute and the St. Louis Regional Freightway.

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