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July 28, 2015

West Entrance to Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station Opens as Construction Closes Crosswalk on Pershing Avenue

On Wednesday, July 29, Metro transit will open the west entrance to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. Passengers will be able to use the stairs and elevator on the west side of the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station to travel between the MetroLink platform and the station’s free Park-Ride lot.

The opening of the west entrance will also provide an alternative for riders needing to cross DeBaliviere Avenue as progress on the Loop Trolley construction project will require the closure of a crosswalk at Pershing and DeBaliviere Avenues. Passengers can bypass the closed crosswalk and cross DeBaliviere Avenue by traveling underneath the DeBaliviere Bridge using the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station platform and taking the stairs or elevator on either side of the station.

Riders can access the free Park-Ride lot and nearby businesses on the west side of DeBaliviere Avenue from the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station using the station’s west entrance. Riders traveling between the MetroBus stop at Pershing Avenue and the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station can continue to use the station’s east entrance and the street-level pedestrian walkway currently in place.

Updates on Metro operations can be found at www.metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section or by calling Metro Transit Information Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345.

About Bi-State Development Agency

The Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) is the operator of the Metro public transportation system for the St. Louis region, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 379 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 77 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. BSDA also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park, and the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center and Gateway Arch Transportation System. The region’s new freight district also will be operated by BSDA.

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