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January 6, 2017

Metro to Operate Special Service to Blues Game on January 7

Metro will provide special bus shuttles on Saturday, January 7, for hockey fans taking MetroLink to the Scottrade Center for the St. Louis Blues game against the Dallas Stars. Because the City of St. Louis is demolishing a bridge over the MetroLink tracks west of Kingshighway this weekend, MetroLink trains will not operate between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Central West End MetroLink Stations on Saturday, January 7, and Sunday, January 8. MetroLink riders will be transported by bus via MetroLink Station Shuttles between the two stations. However, to help hockey fans get to downtown St. Louis a little faster for the game, Metro will operate express MetroBus shuttles to provide direct service between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station and the Scottrade Center.

The special express shuttles will leave the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station at 5:50 p.m., 6:10 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 7. Passengers can board the shuttles on southbound DeBaliviere Avenue, just outside of the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station. The shuttles will travel directly to downtown St. Louis and drop off hockey fans on 14th Street, outside of the Scottrade Center.

After the game, the shuttles will take hockey fans from the Scottrade Center back to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. Passengers will be able to board the shuttles on 14th Street between Clark and Spruce, near the Scottrade Center. The last shuttle bus will leave from the Scottrade Center 20 minutes after the end of the Blues-Stars game.

Metro will have signs directing hockey fans to the special shuttles at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station and Metro personnel will be at the station to assist passengers.

The Metro Transit Information team is available to answer calls from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345.

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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