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February 18, 2016

MetroLink Operating Modified Service on Saturday Morning

Construction work near the MetroLink tracks in Illinois may result in minor delays for some Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink passengers on Saturday, February 20. To accommodate work on the Highway 157 bridge by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Red Line MetroLink trains will operate on a single track between the Washington Park and Fairview Heights MetroLink Stations, and Blue Line trains will only operate between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and Emerson Park MetroLink Stations on Saturday morning.

On Saturday (February 20) from 8 a.m. until noon, Red Line MetroLink trains will operate on a single track between the Washington Park and Fairview Heights MetroLink Stations, and Blue Line trains will only operate between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and Emerson Park MetroLink Stations.

  • Westbound Blue Line passengers in Illinois will need to board a Red Line train between the Fairview Heights and Washington Park MetroLink Stations and travel to the Emerson Park MetroLink Station to transfer to a westbound Blue Line train. Passengers should allow an extra 10 minutes when transferring from a Red Line to a Blue Line train in Illinois Saturday morning.
  • Eastbound Blue Line passengers will need to transfer to a Red Line train at the Emerson Park Station to continue their eastbound trips.
  • Red Line and Blue Line passengers may experience delays of 5 to 10 minutes.

Updates on MetroLink operations can be found at www.metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section.

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Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 391 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 76 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park; the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center and Gateway Arch trams. BSD also operates the Bi-State Development Research Institute and the Regional Freight District.

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