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March 16, 2017

Ride Metro to St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in Dogtown on March 17

The 33rd annual Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Day Parade comes to the Dogtown neighborhood of St. Louis on Friday, March 17, and Metro makes it easy for everyone to enjoy the festivities without worrying about parking and street closures.

MetroBus is a great option to get to the parade, which will run along Tamm Avenue between Oakland Avenue and Manchester Road. Three MetroBus routes will get parade-goers close to the parade route. The #32 ML King-Chouteau serves stops on Manchester Road near the southern end of the St. Patrick’s Day parade route. The #90 Hampton serves Hampton Avenue and the #59 Dogtown serves Oakland Avenue, both just a couple blocks west of Tamm Avenue.

The #59 Dogtown route will have detours from 9 a.m. until the end of service on Friday, March 17, due to the St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

  • Eastbound: operates regular route to Dale and Bellevue, left on Bellevue, right on Clayton Road, continue to I-64 eastbound, exit at Oakland and continue regular route.
  • Westbound: operates regular route to Oakland and Clayton Avenue, right on Hampton to I-64 westbound, exit onto Clayton Road, left on Bellevue, right on Dale and continue regular route.

Shuttle service on the #59 Dogtown between the Central West End Transit Center and St. Louis Community College at Forest Park will not be impacted by the parade.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17. Immediately following the parade, the Dogtown neighborhood continues the St. Patrick’s Day celebration with an outdoor Irish Festival on Tamm Avenue.

To plan your trip to the festivities, download the Metro On the Go app to your mobile device, use the schedules or online Trip Planner at metrostlouis.org, or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bus fare is $2.

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; approximately 400 vehicle MetroBus fleet that operates on 79 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, the Bi-State Development Research Institute, the Gateway Arch Riverboats, and operates the Gateway Arch Trams and Revenue Collections Center. BSD also operates the St. Louis Regional Freightway.

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