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October 1, 2015

Ride Metro to Sista Strut This Saturday

The Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walk comes to downtown St. Louis on Saturday, October 3, and Metro makes it easy to join in the 3K walk to promote breast cancer awareness and early cancer detection. Walk participants can park at any one of 21 free Metro Park-Ride lots in Missouri and Illinois, and purchase their fare on MetroLink or MetroBus to get to the starting line at Soldier’s Memorial at 1315 Chestnut Street. The 6th Annual Sista Strut is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.

Metro will operate additional MetroLink trains as needed on Saturday morning to accommodate walkers heading to the Sista Strut event. Walk participants should ride the train to the Civic Center MetroLink Station and walk a few blocks north to reach Soldier’s Memorial. Participants should allow a little extra time for their trips on MetroLink this weekend due to scheduled maintenance work.

They can also take MetroBus to get to downtown St. Louis for Sista Strut on Saturday. Thirteen MetroBus routes serve the Civic Center Transit Center, located at the corner of 14th and Spruce Streets just a few blocks south of Soldier’s Memorial. Passengers are encouraged to check Rider Alerts on metrostlouis.org when planning their trips, as the #4 Natural Bridge, #10 Gravois-Lindell, #11 Chippewa, #30 Soulard, #32 ML King-Chouteau, #41 Lee, #74 Florissant, #94 Page and #97 Delmar MetroBus routes will be detoured due to the walk.

All MetroLink passengers should also be aware of maintenance work on the downtown MetroLink tunnels scheduled for this weekend from the beginning of MetroLink service on Saturday to the end of service on Sunday. During this period, Blue Line MetroLink trains will only operate between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Stations. Walk participants will need to board a Red Line train to connect with the Civic Center MetroLink Station. Red Line passengers may experience delays of 10 to 15 minutes during the weekend maintenance work.

For more information, or to plan your trip on Metro, visit metrostlouis.org or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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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