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October 23, 2015

MetroLink Work Scheduled October 26 – November 1

Maintenance work on the MetroLink system scheduled October 26-November 1 may result in delays for some Red Line MetroLink passengers. To accommodate ongoing wood rail tie replacement work, MetroLink will operate on a single track at several MetroLink stations next week, and passengers traveling to or from Lambert Airport during the weekend of October 31-November 1 may experience delays due to this maintenance work.

The following MetroLink stations will be impacted by light rail maintenance work next week:

Monday – Wednesday evenings only:

  • Wellston MetroLink Station
  • Rock Road MetroLink Station

Thursday and Friday evenings only:

  • North Hanley MetroLink Station
  • UMSL North MetroLink Station
  • UMSL South MetroLink Station

Saturday and Sunday:

  • Lambert Airport Terminal #1 MetroLink Station
  • Lambert Airport Terminal #2 MetroLink Station

On Monday through Wednesday (October 26-28) from 8 p.m. until end of service, MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Wellston and Rock Road MetroLink Stations.

  • Red Line passengers may experience delays of 5 to 10 minutes during this single-track operation.
  • Blue Line service will not be impacted.

On Thursday and Friday (October 29-30) from 8 p.m. until end of service, MetroLink will operate on a single track at the North Hanley, UMSL North and UMSL South MetroLink Stations.

  • Red Line passengers may experience delays of 5 to 10 minutes during this single-track operation.
  • Blue Line service will not be impacted.

On Saturday (October 31) from the beginning of service until end of service, and Sunday (November 1) from the beginning of service until 8 a.m., MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Lambert Airport Terminal #2 Station.

  • To maintain MetroLink service between the North Hanley and Lambert Airport MetroLink Stations while accommodating maintenance work, some westbound Red Line MetroLink passengers will continue to the airport by train while others will transfer from the train to shuttle vans to be transported from the North Hanley Station to the Lambert Airport Stations. Some westbound passengers will experience up to 15 minute delays for their trip to the airport. Metro employees will be at the North Hanley and the Airport Terminal #1 and Terminal #2 MetroLink Stations to assist passengers.
  • Some eastbound Red Line passengers will experience up to 30-minute delays when traveling from the Lambert Airport Stations to the North Hanley Station on the train. Eastbound trains from Airport Terminal #1 and Terminal #2 Stations will not be operating on the regular Saturday or regular Sunday (before 8 a.m.) schedules. Metro employees will be at the North Hanley, Airport Terminal #1 and Terminal #2 MetroLink Stations to assist passengers.
  • Blue Line service will not be impacted by this maintenance work.                                                     

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; 391 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 77 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park; 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 Regional Freight District.

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