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April 7, 2016

Ride Metro to the GO! St. Louis Marathon This Sunday

Bi-state area athletes, families and spectators heading to the GO! St. Louis Marathon events in downtown St. Louis on Sunday, April 10, are encouraged to ride Metro to get to all of the excitement.

Race participants and fans can park at any of the 21 free Metro Park-Ride lots in Missouri or Illinois and ride MetroLink to the Union Station or Civic Center MetroLink Stations, which are both within a few blocks of the start and finish lines. MetroBus is another great option for getting to the events in downtown St. Louis. Race participants can ride on one of 13 MetroBus routes to the Civic Center Transit Center and walk a couple blocks north to the starting line.

Plan your trip to the GO! St. Louis events on Sunday by downloading the Metro On The Go app to your mobile device, using the Trip Planner at metrostlouis.org or by contacting Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

MetroBus Reroutes

The 15th annual GO! St. Louis events will have a major impact on Missouri MetroBus routes on Sunday, April 10, in downtown St. Louis, Soulard, Forest Park, the Central West End and other areas around St. Louis. Street closures to accommodate the GO! St. Louis events will begin very early in the morning and will be in place until approximately 5 p.m. Sunday.

Due to these street closures, 19 MetroBus routes will be rerouted at various times on Sunday. MetroBus passengers should allow extra travel time for their commutes on Sunday to allow for the detours. The affected MetroBus reroutes include:

  • #1 Gold
  • #4 Natural Bridge
  • #8 Bates Morganford
  • #10 Gravois-Lindell
  • #11 Chippewa
  • #13 Union
  • #18 Taylor
  • #30 Soulard
  • #32 ML King-Chouteau
  • #40 Broadway
  • #41 Lee
  • #42 Sarah
  • #59 Dogtown
  • #73 Carondelet
  • #74 Florissant
  • #94 Page
  • #95 Kingshighway
  • #97 Delmar  
  • #99 Downtown Trolley

MetroBus passengers are encouraged to check the Rider Alerts section of metrostlouis.org for specific details of each reroute before planning their trips for Sunday, April 10.

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; 399 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 78 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 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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