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June 18, 2013

MetroLink Work Schedule Through June 23 And Short Delays Continue Due to Equipment Damage

Patti Beck
Director of Communications
314-982-1440

Work is scheduled on the MetroLink system tonight through Thursday and Sunday (June 18-20 and June 23) and some Red Line passengers may experience short delays in the work zones. The affected area of the MetroLink system is:

• College MetroLink Station

To perform track work between College Station and Shiloh-Scott Station, regular MetroLink service will end at College Station for the Red Line Tuesday through Thursday nights (June 18-20) and Sunday night (June 23) beginning at 8 p.m. until the end of service. Customers who normally park at the Shiloh-Scott Station are encouraged to park at the College Station on the affected dates to avoid delays after 8 p.m. This schedule is expected to continue Monday through Thursday nights and Sunday nights through September.

• Eastbound Red Line passengers wishing to travel to Shiloh-Scott Station will board a Shuttle Train at College Station to continue to Shiloh-Scott Station. Shiloh-Scott passengers may encounter delays of 20 to 25 minutes.
• Westbound Red Line passengers at Shiloh-Scott Station will board a Shuttle Train there and ride to College Station, where they can board a regular in-service westbound train. Shiloh-Scott passengers may encounter delays of 20 to 25 minutes.
• Blue Line service will not be affected.

Meanwhile, crews have been working around the clock to restore the signal and communication systems damaged last week by downed power lines near the Emerson Park MetroLink Station. Red Line and Blue Line passengers are still experiencing delays of up to five minutes due to that issue. Customers who transfer are encouraged to board earlier trains so they can make their normal MetroBus connections. The signal equipment should be fixed by the end of this week and that means trains should be able operate normally through that section of the system. The communications system may take longer to restore.

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; 374 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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