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July 23, 2015

Reminder: Lambert Airport Terminal #1 MetroLink Station Will Close for Two Weeks Starting July 27

The Terminal #1 MetroLink Station at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport will temporarily close for two weeks, beginning Monday, July 27. The station will be shut down so crews can repair concrete, paint, add tactile strips to the station platform, upgrade the electrical system and install new lights at the station. The Lambert Airport Terminal #1 Station is scheduled to reopen by the beginning of MetroLink service on Monday, August 10. MetroLink passengers will be transported by airport shuttles between the Lambert Airport Terminal #1 Station and the Lambert Airport Terminal #2 Station.  

MetroLink service will end at the Lambert Airport Terminal #2 MetroLink Station. MetroLink Red Line service east of Lambert Airport will not be affected, and trains will operate on normal weekday and weekend schedules during the rehabilitation project.

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport will operate free Terminal Shuttles to connect Metro passengers between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 for the duration of the rehabilitation project. During the Lambert Airport Terminal #1 Station closure:

  • Metro passengers heading to Terminal 1: Exit MetroLink train at the Lambert Airport Terminal #2 MetroLink Station. Then, board a Terminal Shuttle at Entry 12 of Terminal 2 to complete trip to Terminal 1.
  • Metro passengers leaving Terminal 1: Board a Terminal Shuttle at Entry 12 of Terminal 1 to travel to Terminal 2. Then, head to the Lambert Airport Terminal #2 MetroLink Station and board an eastbound MetroLink train.

The airport will have signage to help direct passengers to the Terminal Shuttles. Riders are encouraged to allow extra time during these trips, as they may experience delays of up to 30 minutes when using the shuttles to travel between the two terminals.

From 8 p.m. Friday, July 24, until end of service on Sunday, July 26, one side of the Lambert Airport Terminal #1 Station platform will be closed as crews begin preparing for the rehabilitation project. MetroLink passengers will still be able to use the station during this period, but will access trains only on one side of the platform. MetroLink will operate on a normal weekday schedule on Friday, July 24, and on a normal weekend schedule on Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26.

Both MetroLink Stations at the airport are owned by Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The airport is managing the project contractor and funding the improvements to the Lambert Airport Terminal #1 Station. This is the first major rehabilitation of the station since it opened in 1994.

Additional information is available at metrostlouis.org or by calling Metro Transit Information, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345.

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 77 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.

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