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July 27, 2012

Grand MetroLink Station to Reopen on August 20

Dianne Williams
Director of Communications
314-982-1440

Metro Transit has announced it will reopen the Grand MetroLink Station and resume MetroBus service to the Grand Bridge on Monday, August 20. The #70 Grand, #58X Twin Oaks Express, and the #410 Eureka Express bus routes will return to the Grand Bridge and will connect with MetroLink at the Grand Station. Those bus routes have been rerouted and the station has been closed since March 2011 while the bridge was closed, torn down and rebuilt in midtown St. Louis.

The construction of the new bridge by the City of St. Louis gave Metro Transit an opportunity to completely renovate one of its busiest MetroLink stations that is also a major connection point for the busiest MetroBus route on the system. Construction on the new Scott Avenue Transit Plaza at the Grand MetroLink Station is nearly completed. The new plaza will turn the Grand MetroLink Station into one of the most customer friendly stations on the MetroLink system for both residents and tourists. The new Scott Avenue Transit Plaza will feature additional seating options, much improved lighting, a new ticket vending area, and a 58 space Park-Ride lot. Nationally acclaimed public artist Barbara Grygutis helped design the plaza that includes path lighting and an illuminated sculpture.

Metro Transit will join the City of St. Louis next month for the dedication of the new Grand Bridge. More details about that special event will be released at a future date.

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