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May 7, 2012

MetroLink Construction to Affect Service

Dianne Williams
Director of Communications
314-982-1440

MetroLink will implement two separate single track operations this week that will result in delays for some passengers. The first single track operation will be in place Monday through Sunday between the East Riverfront and Arch-Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Stations from beginning of service until the end of service, with up to 5 minute delays expected.

MetroLink will also operate on a single track Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings between the Wellston, Rock Road, UMSL South, UMSL North, and North Hanley MetroLink Stations. That work will cause 20 minute delays for some Red Line passengers.

SERVICE DETAILS
Monday – Sunday, May 7 to May 11, from beginning of service until the end of service each day,
MetroLink will operate on a single track between the East Riverfront and the Arch-Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Stations. Blue and Red Line passengers should allow an extra 5 minutes for their commutes.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, May 7-10, from 8:00 p.m. until the end of service each night, to accommodate crews working on the UMSL South interlocking project, MetroLink will operate on a single track between the Wellston, Rock Road, UMSL South, UMSL North, and North Hanley MetroLink Stations. Red Line passengers should expect 20 minute delays from the Wellston MetroLink Station to the Lambert Airport Terminal #1 MetroLink Station. Blue Line Service will not be impacted.

MetroBus will supplement MetroLink service between the Wellston and North Hanley MetroLink Stations. Eastbound passengers can either board an Express bus that will take them directly from the North Hanley MetroLink Station to the Wellston MetroLink Station, or they can board a local bus that will stop at the UMSL North, UMSL South, Rock Road and Wellston MetroLink Stations. Once they arrive at the Wellston MetroLink Station, passengers can board the train and continue eastbound.

Westbound passengers will have the same option of boarding an Express bus that will transport them directly from the Wellston MetroLink Station to the North Hanley MetroLink Station, or they can get on the local bus which will stop at Rock Road, UMSL South, UMSL North and North Hanley MetroLink Stations. Once they arrive at the North Hanley MetroLink Station, passengers can board a train and continue westbound to St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

Sunday, May 13, from 11:30 p.m. until the end of service, To accommodate crews working on the UMSL South interlocking project, MetroLink will operate trains on a single track between the Wellston, Rock Road, UMSL South, UMSL North, and North Hanley MetroLink Stations. Red Line passengers should expect 5 to 10 minute delays. Blue Line Service will not be impacted.

RIDER ADVISORY: 8th & Pine MetroLink Station Stairwell
Starting Monday, May 7, the stairwell located at the east end of the westbound platform will be closed until further notice. From street level, the stairwell is located on the northwest corner of the intersection of 8th & Pine. Since the stairwell is located in an active construction zone, it will be available for emergency use only.

Updates on MetroLink operations can be found at www.metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section or by calling Customer Service at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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