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February 9, 2010

Go Metro and Join the Fun at the Soulard Mardi Gras

Take Metro to the Soulard Mardi Gras and avoid the hassles of traffic, street closures and parking. On Saturday, February 13, the Soulard Mardi Gras MetroBus Shuttle will offer round-trip service to the festivities from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The Soulard Mardi Gras MetroBus Shuttle will run continuously between 14th & Spruce, near the Civic Center MetroLink Station, and 10th Street, between Marion & Carroll. Passengers may board or deboard the shuttle at 14th & Spruce and at 10th Street.

The cost of a round-trip shuttle ticket is $5 (cash only). Metro Passes, College Student Universal Passes, other Metro Tickets or Transfers are not valid for the Soulard Mardi Gras Shuttle. Standard fares will apply for customers riding MetroLink, MetroBus or Metro Call-A-Ride to the Soulard Mardi Gras Shuttle pick-up location.

Shuttle bus tickets will be on sale at the Civic Center MetroLink Station, and other select MetroLink stations. These stations include:

Missouri MetroLink Stations
Shrewsbury-Lansdowne, Brentwood I-64, Clayton, North Hanley, Delmar Loop, Central West End

Illinois MetroLink Stations
East Riverfront, 5th & Missouri, Fairview Heights, Memorial, Swansea, College, Shiloh-Scott

On Saturday, February 13, MetroLink will operate rush hour service (trains every 15 minutes) on both the Red and Blue lines. Trains will operate from downtown until approximately 1:00 a.m.


MetroBus Reroutes:
Due to the Soulard Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday, February 13th, Metro will reroute several MetroBus lines in the downtown area.

#30 Soulard
Northbound – Regular route to Broadway and Arsenal, left on Arsenal, right on 13th, immediate left onto I-55 North, exit at Gravois, right on Gravois into Tucker, left on Chouteau, resume regular route.

Southbound – Regular route to Gravois and I-55 South, left onto I-55 South, exit and left on Arsenal, right on 2nd, right on Utah, right on Broadway, left on Arsenal, resume regular route.

#40 Broadway
Northbound – Regular route to Broadway and Arsenal, left on Arsenal, right on 13th, immediate left onto I-55 North, exit at Gravois, right on Gravois into Tucker, left on Chouteau, resume regular route.

Southbound – Regular route to Gravois and I-55 South, left on I-55 South, exit and left on Arsenal, right on Broadway, resume regular route.

#99 Downtown Circulator
Regular route to Broadway and Clark, left on Clark, left on 4th, resume regular route.

Regularly scheduled routes will resume following the parade.

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