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April 14, 2015

DeBaliviere Bridge Demolition April 25-26 Will Impact MetroLink Service at Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station

Demolition work on the DeBaliviere Bridge at Forest Park Parkway in St. Louis scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and April 26, will impact Metro passengers. Because the weekend demolition work will occur above the MetroLink tracks at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station, trains will be unable to operate on that section of the light rail system from the start of Metro service Saturday (April 25) through the end of service Sunday (April 26.) MetroLink customers will be transported instead by bus shuttles between the Skinker, Delmar Loop, Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Central West End Stations. Passengers should plan ahead and allow for 30 minute delays.

MetroLink trains will operate 20-minute service between:

 

  • Lambert Airport Terminal #1 Station and Delmar Loop Station
  • Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 Station and Skinker Station
  • Central West End Station and Shiloh-Scott Station

Blue Line trains will only operate between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Station and the Skinker MetroLink Station during this time. Regular Red Line service will operate between the Central West End and Shiloh-Scott Stations. Customers traveling east of the Central West End Station should utilize Red Line trains.

 

Transferring to the MetroLink Station Shuttles:

 

Westbound

  • Westbound Blue Line passengers traveling between the Fairview Heights Station and the Central West End Station should board a Red Line train to the Central West End Station. From there, they will board the MetroLink Station Shuttle to the Skinker Station to resume their westbound trips on the MetroLink Blue Line. 
  • Passengers traveling westbound on the Red Line between the Shiloh-Scott Station and the Central West End Station, will board the MetroLink Station Shuttle at the Central West End Station and travel to the Delmar Loop Station to resume their westbound MetroLink Red Line trips. 

Eastbound

  • Eastbound Blue Line passengers traveling between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 Station and the Skinker Station will get off the train at Skinker. There, they will catch the MetroLink Station Shuttle to the Central West End Station, where they will resume their eastbound trips on a Red Line train. 
  • Eastbound Red Line passengers traveling between Lambert Airport Terminal #1 and the Delmar Loop Station will get off the train at the Delmar Loop Station. There, they will catch the MetroLink Station Shuttle to the Central West End Station, where they can resume their eastbound trips on a Red Line train.
  • MetroLink Station Shuttles serving the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station will pick up and drop off on Pershing Avenue at DeBaliviere Avenue, just north of the station.

Regular MetroLink service is expected to resume by the start of service on Monday, April 27.

Updates on MetroLink operations can be found at www.metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section or by calling Metro Transit Information Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345.

About Bi-State Development Agency

 

The Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) is the operator of the Metro public transportation system for the St. Louis region, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 379 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 77 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. BSDA also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park, and the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center and Gateway Arch Transportation System. The region’s new freight district also will be operated by BSDA.

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