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October 15, 2015

Take Metro to the Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis Races This Weekend

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Races come to St. Louis on Saturday, October 17, and Sunday, October 18, and Metro is a good transportation option for runners, walkers and spectators to take part in all of the excitement without worrying about parking, traffic and navigating around several closed streets in midtown, downtown and south St. Louis. Participants can park at any one of 21 free Metro Park-Ride lots in Missouri or Illinois and take MetroLink to the Civic Center MetroLink Station, which is just a few blocks south of the starting line for all three runs at Market and 13th Streets. Due to scheduled maintenance, MetroLink passengers may experience 10 to 15 minute delays.

MetroBus is another option for getting downtown this weekend as several MetroBus routes serve the Civic Center Transit Center, located at the corner of 14th and Spruce Streets, just south of the starting line. Some MetroBus passengers will need to allow extra time for their commutes this weekend because of MetroBus reroutes due to road and street closures because of the races on Saturday and Sunday. Ten MetroBus routes will be rerouted on Saturday, October 17, and 16 MetroBus routes will be rerouted on Sunday, October 18. Several MetroBus routes will experience substantial detours, so MetroBus passengers are highly encouraged to visit the Rider Alerts section of metrostlouis.org for more information on MetroBus reroutes, or to 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., for more information.

The following MetroBus routes will be affected on Saturday, October 17:

  • #4 Natural Bridge
  • #10 Gravois-Lindell
  • #11 Chippewa
  • #30 Soulard
  • #32 ML King-Chouteau
  • #41 Lee
  • #74 Florissant
  • #94 Page
  • #97 Delmar
  • #99 Downtown Trolley

The following MetroBus routes will be affected on Sunday, October 18:

  • #4 Natural Bridge
    • During the reroute, the #4 Natural Bridge will not serve the Civic Center Transit Center, and will instead serve the Convention Center MetroLink Station.
  • #8 Bates-Morganford
  • #10 Gravois-Lindell
  • #11 Chippewa 
  • #14 Botanical Garden
  • #30 Soulard
  • #32 ML King-Chouteau
  • #40 Broadway
  • #41 Lee
    • During the reroute, the #41 Lee will not serve the Civic Center Transit Center, and will instead serve the Convention Center MetroLink Station.
  • #42 Sarah
  • #70 Grand
    • During the reroute, the #70 Grand will not serve the Grand MetroLink Station, and will instead serve the Central West End Transit Center.
  • #74 Florissant
    • During the reroute, the #74 Florissant will not serve the Civic Center Transit Center, and will instead serve the Convention Center MetroLink Station.
  • #80 Park-Shaw
  • #94 Page
    • During the reroute, the #94 Page will not serve the Civic Center Transit Center, and will instead serve the Convention Center MetroLink Station.
  • #97 Delmar
    • During the reroute, the #97 Delmar will not serve the Civic Center Transit Center, and will instead serve the Convention Center MetroLink Station.
  • #99 Downtown Trolley
    • The #99 Downtown Trolley will not be in service throughout the duration of the races on Sunday, October 18.

In addition, Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink passengers should allow extra time for their trips all weekend because the trains will be delayed 10 to 15 minutes in order to accommodate maintenance work. MetroLink will only operate Red Line trains through downtown St. Louis, and Blue Line MetroLink trains will only operate between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Stations this weekend.

All passengers will need to board MetroLink trains from the westbound platform of the Stadium, 8th & Pine, Convention Center and Laclede’s Landing Stations. Westbound Blue Line passengers will need to board a Red Line train between the Fairview Heights and Central West End MetroLink Stations and travel to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station to connect with a westbound Blue Line train.

Eastbound Blue Line passengers should board a Red Line train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station to continue their eastbound trips.

Visit metrostlouis.org to plan your trip on Metro or for details on MetroBus reroutes scheduled for this weekend. Passengers may also 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., for more information or trip planning assistance.

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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