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April 25, 2017

Extra MetroLink Service This Week for Baseball and Playoff Hockey Action

Thousands of sports fans will converge on downtown St. Louis this week to watch the St. Louis Blues take on the Nashville Predators in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the St. Louis Cardinals face off against the Toronto Blue Jays and Cincinnati Reds. Metro will provide extra MetroLink service during the evenings on Wednesday, April 26, and Friday, April 28, making it easy to get to and from the games and pre-game rallies.

To avoid sitting in traffic and looking for parking in Downtown St. Louis, sports fans can park at any of the 21 free Park-Ride lots located at MetroLink stations in both Missouri and Illinois, and purchase a round-trip MetroLink ticket for $5 to ride to any of the six MetroLink stations serving downtown St. Louis, including the Stadium MetroLink Station outside of Busch Stadium and the Civic Center MetroLink Station, just steps away from the Scottrade Center, where the Blues will face the Predators.

MetroBus is another option for getting to downtown St. Louis. Sports fans can catch the #40 Broadway or #99 Downtown Trolley, which both have stops near Busch Stadium, or ride on one of more than a dozen MetroBus routes to the Union Station MetroLink Station, located just west of the Scottrade Center.

To plan your trip, download the Metro On The Go App to your mobile device, use the online schedules or Trip Planner on metrostlouis.org, or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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, the Bi-State Development Research Institute, the Gateway Arch Riverboats, and operates the Gateway Arch Trams and Revenue Collections Center. BSD also operates the St. Louis Regional Freightway.

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