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December 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Rhythm and Rails: MetroLink On-Board Holiday Concerts

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Ten Toes group from Citizens for Modern Transit on the Holiday Magic TrainThe Holiday Magic Train will be filled with the sounds of the season later this month as part of the Rhythm & Rails on-board holiday concert series presented again this year by 88.1 KDHX.

On Saturday, December 17, the FB Brass Band will perform on the Holiday Magic Train on the Red Line from 1:21 p.m. to 3:22 p.m.

On Sunday, December 18, the Folk School of St. Louis Syncopators will perform on the Holiday Magic Train on the Blue Line from 2:31 p.m. to 4:32 p.m.

Both concerts start on the Holiday Magic Train westbound at the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station. Performers will play for two hours on the train before it returns to the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station. Check next week for a schedule for each station!

Photo from last year's Rhythm & Rails Concert Series with Pokey La Farge and the South City Three

The Red Line goes to Lambert International Airport before heading back to Fairview Heights and the Blue Line travels to Shrewsbury before returning to Fairview Heights. Metro customers can board at any MetroLink Station along the way with a validated ticket and enjoy the concert.

Back by popular demand, the Holiday Magic Train is a joint venture between the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission (CVC) and Metro Transit. This is the second year the train has been put into service to bring holiday cheer to thousands of area commuters. The colorfully decorated Holiday Magic Train is a winter wonderland of blue and silver ornaments and white snowflake ornaments with garland. Customers tell us that being on the Holiday Magic Train adds some merriment, joy and holiday spirit to their commutes.

The Holiday Magic Train is in service through December 31. Customers will find it on the Red Line on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the Blue Line on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, the Holiday Magic Train operates from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and it will be on the Blue Line on December 10 and December 24 and on the Red Line on December 17 and December 31. On Sunday, December 18, it will be on the Blue Line and on the Red Line on December 25, operating from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Monday December 26, MetroLink will operate on a holiday schedule, and the Holiday Train will operate from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Get ready for a rockin’ and folkin’ good time on the Holiday Magic Train!

Click here to see the slideshow.

See slideshow from Holiday Magic Train event at Shrewsbury MetroLink Station on December 2 with Metro President & CEO John Nations, CVC President Kitty Ratcliffe, and Holiday Magic mascot, Snowflake.

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