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April 6, 2017

Take Metro to GO! St. Louis Marathon and Other Downtown Events This Weekend

Downtown St. Louis will be buzzing with activity and excitement Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9,  with the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues in action this weekend, along with the GO! St. Louis Marathon and the Wizard World Comic Con. Metro makes it easy to get to the events without having to sit in traffic or trying to find a parking space.

Runners, baseball and hockey fans, families, and all fun-seekers can park at any of the 21 free Park-Ride lots located at MetroLink stations in Missouri and Illinois and ride the train to one of these MetroLink Stations, located just steps from these downtown events:

  • Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium – Stadium MetroLink Station
  • Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche at Scottrade Center – Civic Center MetroLink Station
  • Wizard World Comic Con at America’s Center – Convention Center MetroLink Station
  • GO! St. Louis Marathon – Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station

The start and finish lines for this year’s GO! St. Louis Marathon are on Leonor K. Sullivan along the riverfront outside of the Gateway Arch. Runners and spectators can take MetroLink to the Laclede’s Landing Station to enjoy the race, as well as check out the new North Gateway Park and arch grounds, now open and completely redesigned as part of the CityArchRiver project.

MetroLink will have additional security and personnel located throughout the light rail system to assist passengers this weekend. MetroLink will also be monitoring platforms for crowds and will put extra trains in service, if needed.

MetroBus is another great option for getting to downtown St. Louis this weekend. The #40 Broadway and #99 Downtown Trolley routes have stops near America’s Center, the Gateway Arch and Busch Stadium, and sports fans can ride on one of 13 MetroBus routes to 18th and Clark near Union Station, just west of the Scottrade Center.

Plan your trip to any of these downtown events this weekend 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 2017 GO! St. Louis Marathon will have a major impact on 17 Missouri MetroBus routes throughout the St. Louis region on Sunday, April 9. Street closures to accommodate the GO! St. Louis events will begin very early Saturday morning and will be in place until approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Due to these closures, those 17 MetroBus routes will be rerouted at various times on Sunday, and riders should allow extra time for their commutes. The affected MetroBus routes include:

  • #4 Natural Bridge
  • #8 Bates Morganford
  • #10 Gravois-Lindell
  • #11 Chippewa
  • #14 Botanical Gardens
  • #30 Soulard
  • #32 ML King-Chouteau
  • #40 Broadway
  • #41 Lee
  • #70 Grand
  • #73 Carondelet
  • #74 Florissant
  • #80 Park Shaw
  • #94 Page
  • #95 Kingshighway
  • #97 Delmar
  • #99 Downtown Trolley

Before planning their trips for Sunday, MetroBus passengers are encouraged to check the Rider Alerts section of metrostlouis.org for specific details of each reroute, or contact Metro Transit Information.

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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