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March 23, 2016 | 2 Comments

Passenger Profile: Styles

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Passengers, like Styles, depend on Metro transit to get to work, school and other important destinations. We hope you enjoy his story, and we’re interested in your transit story too. Email mrhibbard@metrostlouis.org, and we may share your story in a future “Passenger Profile.”

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For Styles, riding Metro gives him time to reflect and process the day.

“My commute provides me time to think,” he said. “It’s a good time for down time.”

His time for thinking starts each morning with a short walk to the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Station. He rides the the train to the Central West End MetroLink Station and walks a short distance to school at the St. Louis College of Health Careers.

After school, his commute takes him west to his job. He returns to the Central West End Station, but this time exits at the Clayton MetroLink Station. From there, he uses a combination of the #258 Clayton-Chesterfield and the #91 Olive to get to work.

“It’s quite enjoyable,” he said. “I get to listen to music, go over some notes and study a little bit.”

In addition to being enjoyable, Metro is also a crucial part of his life — a means to completing his education and making a living.

“Transportation is a benefit in itself,” he said. “If we didn’t have it, how would we get to the places we wanted to be? That’s always an appreciation I think about.”

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2 thoughts on “Passenger Profile: Styles”

  1. Danielle R Reid says:

    Ok i would to tell you about my experience on the metrolink i rode it home drom the airport Thursday night it’s was so many louad and young people on there arguing and i saw no security officers or police on the train. I felt so unsafe people are getting off work and it was alot going on and no help in site.

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      Danielle, I’m sorry you felt unsafe while riding MetroLink. While Metro has recently increased its Metro Public Safety personnel at MetroLink stations and on board MetroLink trains, we’re unable to be everywhere at once. In cases where a Metro Public Safety or security guard is not present, you are more than happy to alert your MetroLink operator, use the Passenger Assist telephone located on or near each MetroLink platform or call Metro Public Safety dispatch directly at 314-289-6873.

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