Metro transit will close the east entrance of the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station on Friday, September 11, at 11 a.m., and MetroLink passengers will need to use the stairs and elevator at the west entrance of the station to access the platform. The temporary closure of the station’s east entrance is necessary to accommodate Loop Trolley construction work, which shifts to the east side of DeBaliviere Avenue and is expected to take several months to complete.
This construction will also require the closing of the sidewalk on the east side of DeBaliviere Avenue that connects the east entrance of the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station to the MetroBus stop located at DeBaliviere and Pershing Avenues. Metro passengers will need to cross DeBaliviere at Pershing and use the sidewalk on the west side of DeBaliviere Avenue to safely travel between the MetroBus stops at Pershing and DeBaliviere and the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station.
MetroBus routes and schedules will not be impacted by tomorrow’s expected reopening of the DeBaliviere Bridge. The routes that serve the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station will continue to pick up and drop off MetroBus passengers on Pershing at DeBaliviere Avenue.
Updates on Metro 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.
Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 391 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 77 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park; 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 Regional Freight District.