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October 23, 2013

MetroLink Passengers Shuttled by Bus Until Further Notice Today

Patti Beck
Director of Communications
314-982-1440

Repair crews aim to restore partial service by evening rush

MetroLink Red Line passengers will continue to be shuttled by bus between North Hanley, UMSL North, UMSL South, Rock Road, and Wellston stations today until further notice. Red Line passengers in this area should allow for 35 minute delays. MetroLink crews are working on restoring partial service to those stations for the evening commute.

Two MetroLink trains were stranded when an overhead MetroLink line came down. Both trains were safely evacuated earlier. Blue Line service is operating normally and MetroLink Red Line service in Illinois is also operating normally.

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

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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