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February 22, 2011 | 7 Comments

Soulard Mardi Gras Parade: All You Need to Know to Go Transit

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Planning on exercising your zeal for beads and beignets this year at the Soulard neighborhood’s March 5th Mardi Gras Parade and festivities?  Leave your car at home and get on board transit.  Metro will operate a shuttle from 14th and Spruce near the Civic Center Transit Center to 10th Street and Marion Street, with additional MetroLink service and necessary adjustments to MetroBus routes.
View Soulard Mardi Gras MetroBus Shuttle in a larger map

MetroLink

On Saturday, March 5th, MetroLink will operate a modified schedule for Mardi Gras.

15 minute service will be provided  from 8:30AM until 10:00PM west of the Forest Park Station to Airport Main, west of the Forest Park Station to the Shrewsbury Station, and east of the Fairview Heights Station to the Shiloh-Scott Station.

7.5 minute service will be provided from 8:30AM until 10:00PM between the Forest Park and the Fairview Heights MetroLink Stations.

The last eastbound train from the Civic Center Station to the Shiloh-Scott Station will depart at 11:38PM.

The last eastbound train from the Civic Center Station to the Fairview Heights Station will depart at 12:38AM.

The last westbound train from the Civic Center Station to the Shrewsbury Station will depart at 12:06AM.

The last westbound train from the Civic Center Station to Airport Main will depart at 12:21AM.

MetroBus

MetroBus Mardi Gras Shuttles will operate from the Civic Center MetroLink Station to Soulard from 9:00AM until 11:00PM.

Cost: $5 (Children under 5 ride free)
Route: Civic Center MetroLink Station to Soulard only
Purchase tickets at the following stations: Shiloh-Scott, College, Swansea, Memorial, Fairview Heights, 5th and Missouri, East Riverfront, Shrewsbury, Brentwood, Clayton, North Hanley, Delmar Loop, Central West End and the Civic Center.

MetroBus Reroutes
In addition to the reroutes, expect some delay on these routes due to heavy traffic.

Taking MetroBus to parade? The following bus routes will all take passengers to Tucker and Lafayette.  Walk 4 blocks east to Soulard Park.

8 – BATES MORGANFORD – During Parade
Eastbound – Regular route to Russell and Gravois, left on Gravois into Tucker regular route.
Westbound – Regular route to Tucker and 12th, continue on Tucker into Gravois, right on Russell regular route.

30 – SOULARD – During Parade
Northbound – Regular route to northbound on Broadway and Arsenal, left on Arsenal, right on 13th, immediate left onto I-55 north, exit at Gravois, right on Gravois into Tucker, left on Chouteau regular route.
Southbound – Regular route Chouteau and Tucker, right on Tucker into Gravois, left on I-55 south, exit and left on Arsenal, right on 2nd, right on Utah, right on Broadway, left on Arsenal regular route.

40 – BROADWAY – During Parade
Northbound – Regular route to Broadway and Arsenal, left on Arsenal, right on 13th, immediate left onto I-55 north, exit at Gravois, right on Gravois into Tucker, right on Market, left on 4th regular route.
Southbound – Regular route Broadway and Market, right on Market, left on Tucker into Gravois, left on I-55 south, exit and left on Arsenal, right on Broadway regular route.

73 – CARONDELET Beginning of Service to end of Service
Northbound – Regular route to Lemp and Arsenal, right on Arsenal, left on 13th, immediate left onto I-55 north, exit at Gravois, right on Gravois into Tucker regular route.
Southbound – Regular route to Tucker and 12th, continue into Gravois, left on I-55 south, exit and right on Arsenal, left on Lemp regular route.

Follow any updates to special service here and on Metro’s Twitter feed, @STLMetro.

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7 thoughts on “Soulard Mardi Gras Parade: All You Need to Know to Go Transit”

  1. Andrew Chinnici says:

    Also, take a taxi home:

    Laclede Cab
    (314) 652-3456

  2. Daron says:

    But what about this Saturday when the 5k run shuts down 12th street?

  3. Matt says:

    Can I use my monthly pass for the Mardis Gras Shuttle?

    1. Courtney says:

      The shuttle is $5 for round trip, no passes or transfers accepted for the shuttle service.

  4. robert says:

    altering bus routes so people can get wasted talk about bowing down to the drunks i can’t imagine be the cleaning crew after wards and having clean the vomit and urine ewww

  5. Justin says:

    Robert I think you pretty much hit the nail on the head and Darron’s post on NextSTL pretty much drives it home: Metro and event planners need to be working together in introducing riders to the system.

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