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December 12, 2014

MetroLink Work Scheduled December 15-21

Rail maintenance work on the MetroLink system may result in brief delays for some Red Line and Blue Line passengers next week, so customers are encouraged to allow a little extra time for their commutes.

To accommodate the work crews, MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Central West End MetroLink Station, Rock Road MetroLink Station, Wellston MetroLink Station and the Grand MetroLink Station, depending on the night.


On Monday and Tuesday (Dec. 15-16) from 8 p.m. until the end of service each night,
MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Central West End Station. Blue Line trains will only operate between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station and the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 Station during this time. Red Line and Blue Line customers may experience delays of 5 to 10 minutes.

Westbound Blue Line passengers traveling between the Fairview Heights Station and the Central West End Station should board a Red Line train to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station and transfer to a Blue Line train to continue westbound.

Eastbound Blue Line passengers who board between Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 Station and the Skinker MetroLink Station should transfer to a  Red Line train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station to continue eastbound. Eastbound Blue Line customers boarding between the Central West End Station and Fairview Heights Station will also need to board an eastbound Red Line train for their trips.


On Wednesday and Thursday (Dec. 17-18) from 8 p.m. until the end of service,
MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Rock Road and Wellston Stations. Red Line customers may experience delays of 5 to 10 minutes. The Blue Line will not be impacted by this work.


On Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 19-21) from 11:30 p.m. until the end of service,
MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Grand Station. Blue Line trains will only operate between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station and the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 Station during this time. Red Line and Blue Line customers may experience delays of 5 to 10 minutes.

Westbound Blue Line passengers traveling between the Fairview Heights and the Central West End Stations should board a Red Line train to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station and transfer to a Blue Line train to continue westbound.

Eastbound Blue Line passengers who board between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 Station and the Skinker Station should transfer to a  Red Line train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station to continue eastbound. Eastbound Blue Line customers boarding between the Central West End Station and the Fairview Heights Station will also need to board an eastbound Red Line train for their trips.


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

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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; 379 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 75 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 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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