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May 20, 2011

Upcoming Construction Will Affect MetroLink Service

Dianne Williams
Director of Communications
314-982-1440


Grand MetroLink Station Will Close for Two Weeks
Safety concerns require temporary halt to pedestrian traffic near the station

Construction work on the new Grand Boulevard Bridge will force the temporary closure of the Grand MetroLink Station starting next week. MetroLink trains will continue to travel through the Grand Bridge construction area, but trains will not stop at the Grand MetroLink Station from May 23 through June 5. The station will reopen at the start of service on Monday, June 6.

During the closure, the #70 Grand MetroBus will be rerouted to Union Station. All MetroLink customers who want to board the #70 Grand bus must board at the Union Station MetroLink Station. MetroBus customers traveling near the Grand Bridge construction project should allow an extra 15 minutes for the reroute around Grand Boulevard.

Eads Bridge Construction Affects MetroLink Service, May 23-26

MetroLink customers may experience brief delays during evening commutes next week due to construction crews on the Eads Bridge. Starting at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23 through Thursday, May 26, until the end of service each night, MetroLink will operate a special construction schedule to accommodate work on the Eads Bridge. Red Line trains will operate on a single track at the East Riverfront MetroLink Station. Blue Line trains will ONLY operate from the Civic Center MetroLink Station to the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station after 8 p.m. There will be no Blue Line service from Civic Center to the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station. Customers on the Blue Line traveling east of Civic Center will need to transfer to a Red Line train. Red Line passengers should expect delays of 5 to 10 minutes. Blue Line passengers should expect delays of 10 to 15 minutes.

Only one side of the platform at East Riverfront MetroLink Station will be used after 8 p.m. each night. Passengers will board and deboard all Red Line trains from this platform only. Passengers should look for signs at the entrance to the platforms indicating which platform is being used.

The latest Metro Rider Updates and Alerts can be found online at www.metrostlouis.org.  For more information on Metro service, call 314-231-2345.

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