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August 8, 2017

Special Metro Ride Free Zone in Downtown St. Louis for Civic Center Transit Center Public Open House

The public and Metro riders will have an opportunity to see the redesigned and expanded Civic Center Transit Center before MetroBus service officially resumes there on August 14 at a Public Open House on Friday, August 11. The public can catch a free ride to the event during the lunch hour on the #99 Downtown Trolley and MetroLink in downtown St. Louis to get to the festivities, which will feature food, music, a bus painting and appearances from Fredbird and Louie.

The open house is scheduled for Friday, August 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Transit Center. Attendees will be able to see the new features for customers – including an indoor waiting area, public restrooms and digital arrival-time boards – while enjoying live music, lunch purchased from one of three local food trucks, an Art in Motion bus painting event, and visits from the St. Louis Cardinals’ Fredbird and the St. Louis Blues’ Louie.

To make it easy to reach the festivities, Metro is offering a special free-ride zone on Friday, August 11, in downtown St. Louis. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., public transit riders can ride for free:

  • On MetroLink between the Union Station and Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Stations only
  • Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station
  • Convention Center MetroLink Station
  • 8th and Pine MetroLink Station
  • Stadium MetroLink Station
  • Civic Center MetroLink Station
  • Union Station MetroLink Station
  • On the #99 Downtown Trolley MetroBus route

The free-ride zone is only valid between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, August 11. Passengers riding MetroLink outside of these downtown stations will need valid fare.

Located at 14th and Spruce Street in downtown St. Louis, the Civic Center Transit Center will connect 23 MetroBus routes with MetroLink and Metro Call-A-Ride service.

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