As happens with any substantial changes in transit service, Metro and our customers are still getting used to the changes and we’re making some adjustments as we get feedback. During the first week since the final phase of Restoration 2010 launched on Aug. 30, we identified several areas of change, especially early morning and late night trips. Please review the following list of changes to Missouri MetroBus routes:
#30 Soulard: One early AM trip planned to start from Civic Center at 4:51 a.m. has been extended to start from Shrewsbury at 4:03 a.m.
#34 Earth City: One early AM trip added from North Hanley to Lambert Airport for TSA personnel.
#36 Spanish Lake: One early AM trip added to Start from Airport Rd to improve access to the North Hanley Station for connections.
#44 Hazelwood: Two early AM trips added to start from Lindbergh & Waterford to Florissant Valley Community College to facilitate access to connecting routes.
#47 North Hanley: At the request of Lighthouse for the Blind Industries, extended one additional AM trip and One additional PM trip to serve the LHB Industries.
#48 South Lindbergh: At the request of ridership, a late night trip has been added at 11:35 p.m. from the Catalan Loop to Veterans Hospital for Weekday and Saturday.
#57 Maplewood Wildwood:
Select trips have been shifted to provide better train-bus connections at Maplewood connections. A late night trip has been added from West County Mall to Maplewood Station.
#61 Chambers: Two early AM trips originally starting from West Florissant have been extended to start from Riverview & Hall MetroBus Center to give access to North Hanley Station for connections.
#75 Lilac Hanley: Three trips after 9 p.m. (Weekday, Saturday & Sunday) revised to bypass Christian NE Hospital since the gates are closed after that time.
These changes are not yet available in Google Transit. Since Google hosts their trip planner as a third-party, there is a delay between information submission and availability on their site. However, the new changes are available on TripFinder and for download on www.metrostlouis.org.
We will keep you informed if further changes develop.