MetroLink passengers on the Red Line and the Blue Line should allow extra time for their late evening and weekend commutes this week. MetroLink passengers traveling between Missouri and Illinois on Saturday, February 28, and Sunday, March 1, may experience delays of 20 to 30 minutes.
To accommodate the installation of overhead conductor rail along sections of the MetroLink system:
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Feb. 25, Feb. 26 and Feb. 27) from 11:30 p.m. until the end of service, MetroLink will operate on a single-track at the following stations:
MetroLink passengers traveling BOTH eastbound and westbound will have to board MetroLink trains from the WESTBOUND platforms at the Stadium, 8th & Pine, Convention Center and Laclede’s Landing Stations. Red Line and Blue Line customers may experience delays of up to 10 minutes.
On Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 28 & March 1) from the beginning of service until the end of service, MetroLink trains will not operate between the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station in Illinois and the Stadium MetroLink Station in Missouri. MetroLink Station Shuttles will be used to transport passengers by bus between these stations. Passengers traveling through this area will experience delays of 20 to 30 minutes.
The following MetroLink stations will be served by MetroLink Station Shuttle buses on Feb. 28 and March 1:
Metro will have personnel at all of the affected stations to assist customers to the designated MetroLink Station Shuttle areas.
MetroLink trains operating between the Stadium Station and Lambert Airport Terminal 1 Station and between the Stadium Station and Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 Station will be on a 20-minute service schedule. Trains operating between the 5th & Missouri Station and the Shiloh-Scott Station will also run every 20 minutes on Feb. 28 and March 1. MetroLink will resume normal service between the 5th & Missouri and Stadium Stations on Monday, March 2.
Updates on MetroBus and MetroLink operations can be found at www.metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section or via social media on Metro’s Twitter feed at @STLMetro and on Facebook at St. Louis Metro Transit.
About Bi-State Development Agency
The Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) 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 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 and Gateway Arch Transportation System. The region’s new freight district also will be operated by BSDA.