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September 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Metro to Provide Free Shuttle Service For Light The Night

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Special MetroBus shuttle schedule for Light The Night. Click image to enlarge.

There are two exciting charity events happening in the St. Louis area that could impact your commute this weekend and Metro will be providing special shuttles for one of the events.

Light The Night will take place at the Central Field in Forest Park this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The event is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s evening fundraising walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by blood cancers. Participants walk a two-mile route carrying different color lanterns to signify cancer survivors, supporters and those lost by the disease.

Participates attending Light The Night can take the #90 Hampton or take a MetroLink train to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station.

Metro transit will provide special MetroBus shuttles before and after the event. The shuttle will stop at several locations in the park, as well as the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. The free shuttle service will begin at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station at 4:50 p.m.

This weekend is also the annual Pedal The Cause fundraiser. The event, which also helps raise money to treat cancer, will take place in Forest Park and in Downtown St. Louis, and that may impact your MetroBus route.

In the downtown area, these MetroBus reroutes will be rerouted:

Saturday/Sunday: #4 Natural Bridge, #10 Gravois-Lindell, #11 Chippewa (eastbound only), #30 Soulard, #32 ML King-Chouteau, #41 Lee, #74 Florissant, #94 Page and the #97 Delmar

In the Forest Park area, these MetroBus routes will be rerouted:

Sunday: #1 Gold Line (eastbound only), #10 Gravois-Lindell, #42 Sarah, #95 Kingshighway

Pedal The Cause will officially kick off its activities at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The start time for the first bicycle ride Sunday is 7 a.m. with various length rides kicking off throughout the morning.  The starting line for all the bicycle rides Sunday will be located near Soldiers Memorial in Downtown St. Louis. The closest MetroLink station to Soldiers Memorial is the Civic Center MetroLink Station.

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