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October 11, 2013

Metro to Provide Extra MetroLink Service for NLCS Games

Patti Beck
Director of Communications
314-982-1440

Baseball fans who want to avoid the traffic jams before and after the National League Championship Series games tonight and tomorrow between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers, should consider taking public transit. Free Park-Ride lots are located next to many of the MetroLink stations in Illinois and Missouri which makes it convenient to take MetroLink to the Stadium Station or to another nearby station in downtown St. Louis to get to the games. Fans who may not know which MetroLink Park-Ride lot is the closest to where they live can check and plan their trips by going to www.metrostlouis.org and using the Trip Planner feature.

Metro will have additional staffing to monitor MetroLink platforms and assist crowds, and will provide extra service before and after the games.

The Bi-State Development Agency/Metro (BSDA/Metro) is the operator of the Metro public transportation system for the St. Louis region, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 378 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 75 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 121 vans.

BSDA/Metro also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park, and the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center, the Gateway Arch Transportation System, and the Gateway Arch Parking Facility.

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