MetroLink passengers should allow extra time for their commutes on Saturday, January 16, and Sunday, January 17, as MetroLink trains will not operate between the Civic Center and 5th & Missouri MetroLink Stations that weekend. MetroLink Station Shuttles will transport passengers by bus between the Civic Center, Stadium, 8th & Pine, Convention Center, Laclede’s Landing, East Riverfront and 5th & Missouri MetroLink Stations. Trains will not be able to travel through downtown St. Louis due to the demolition of the Spruce Street Bridge near Busch Stadium. Passengers traveling through the affected area should expect delays of 20 to 30 minutes.
The following stations will be served by MetroLink Station Shuttles. Metro will have personnel at all of these stations to assist passengers:
Red Line MetroLink trains will operate on a normal weekend schedules, providing 20-minute service between the Lambert Airport Terminal #1 and Civic Center MetroLink Stations; and between the 5th & Missouri and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Stations.
Blue Line MetroLink trains will only be in service between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and Civic Center MetroLink Stations and will operate on a normal weekend schedule, providing 20-minute service between those stations. Since Blue Line trains will not be operating in Illinois, Blue Line passengers will need to board Red Line trains all weekend at stations in Illinois.
Passengers will exit trains at the Civic Center and 5th & Missouri Stations to board a MetroLink Station Shuttle to continue their trips. Customers utilizing the stations listed above where MetroLink trains will not be operating, will need to board a MetroLink Station Shuttle at the designated MetroLink Station Shuttle stop near the station. Passengers traveling through the affected area should expect delays of 20 to 30 minutes.
MetroLink will resume normal operations between the Civic Center and 5th & Missouri MetroLink Stations by the beginning of service on Monday, January 18. Updates on MetroLink operations can be found via social media on Metro’s Twitter feed at @STLMetro and on Facebook at St. Louis Metro Transit. Passengers can also call Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
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.