The Gateway Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has partnered with Metro to provide free shuttle service on Saturday, September 24, to the Light the Night Walk in Forest Park, the LLS’s annual charity event that promotes blood cancer awareness and raises money to support research for blood cancer cures. The Light the Night Walk will take place at the Central Fields in Forest Park and is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Metro will operate the free bus shuttles between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station and the Light the Night Walk area at the Central Fields, making it easy and convenient for everyone to participate and support the event. The shuttles will also make a stop at the Dennis and Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center to pick up and drop off participants who leave their vehicles at the center’s parking lot.
The free shuttles will operate every 12 minutes between 5:10 p.m. and 7 p.m. Then as you head home after the walk, you’ll be able to catch a return trip on the shuttles every 15 minutes from 8:50 p.m. to 9:50 p.m.
Light the Night Walk participants and supporters can park at any one of 21 free Metro Park-Ride lots in Missouri and Illinois and purchase round-trip tickets to ride MetroLink to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station to connect with the free bus shuttles. Passengers can also ride on the #1 Gold or #90 Hampton MetroBus routes to reach the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station to catch one of the shuttles to the event.
To plan your trip to the Light the Night Walk on Metro, download the Metro On The Go app to your mobile device, visit metrostlouis.org and use the online TripPlanner, or contact 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; 399 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 78 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.