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July 15, 2016

MetroLink Work Scheduled July 18-24

MetroLink passengers are encouraged to allow extra time for their commutes in Illinois next week as maintenance work on the MetroLink system may result in delays for some Red Line passengers. To accommodate work crews, Red Line MetroLink service will end at the College MetroLink Station and a Shuttle Train will transport passengers to and from the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station during the evenings of July 18 through July 22, and all weekend, on July 23 and July 24. MetroLink will also operate on a single track between the College and Shiloh-Scott Stations during the early mornings from July 19  through July 22.  

In addition, MetroLink riders who access downtown St. Louis should be aware that the 14th Street entrance and exit to the Civic Center Station will be temporarily closed all weekend on July 23 and July 24 due to construction. The Civic Center Station platform will be open but for their convenience, riders are encouraged to use the Union Station MetroLink Station or the Stadium MetroLink as an alternative. The walkway to the west of the Civic Center Station, between the Civic Center platform and the Gateway Transportation Center, will remain open that weekend. It will be possible to connect to Clark Avenue via 16th Street.

On Monday through Friday (July 18-22) from 8 p.m. until end of service, regular Red Line MetroLink service will end at the College Station. Passengers who normally park at the Shiloh-Scott Station are encouraged to park at the College Station to avoid delays after 8 p.m.

  • Eastbound passengers traveling to the Shiloh-Scott Station will need to get off the Red Line MetroLink train at College Station and board a Shuttle Train to continue their trip to the Shiloh-Scott Station. Eastbound riders traveling from College Station to the Shiloh-Scott Station may experience delays of 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Westbound passengers at the Shiloh-Scott Station will need to board a Shuttle Train and ride to the College Station where they can transfer to a westbound Red Line train. Westbound riders traveling from the Shiloh-Scott Station to the College Station may experience delays of 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Blue Line MetroLink service will not be impacted.

On Tuesday through Friday (July 19-22) from the beginning of service until 5:30 a.m., MetroLink will operate on a single track between the College and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Stations.

  • Red Line MetroLink trains will be operating between the College and Shiloh-Scott Stations, but Red Line passengers may experience delays of 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Blue Line MetroLink service will not be impacted.

On Saturday and Sunday (July 23 & 24) from the beginning of service until the end of service, regular Red Line MetroLink service will end at the College Station. Passengers who normally park at the Shiloh-Scott Station are encouraged to park at the College Station all weekend in order to avoid delays.

  • Eastbound passengers traveling to the Shiloh-Scott Station will need to get off the Red Line MetroLink train at College Station and board a Shuttle Train to continue their trip to the Shiloh-
  • Scott Station. Eastbound riders traveling from College Station to the Shiloh-Scott Station may experience delays of 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Westbound passengers at the Shiloh-Scott Station will need to board a Shuttle Train and ride to the College Station where they can transfer to a westbound Red Line train. Westbound riders traveling from the Shiloh-Scott Station to the College Station may experience delays of 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Blue Line MetroLink service will not be impacted.

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

About Metro

Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 399 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 78 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and 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 St. Louis Regional Freightway.

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