The redesign of the Central West End MetroLink Station is bringing major improvements to MetroLink’s busiest and most popular station. The $7.5 million of enhancements are being funded by the Washington University School of Medicine and BJC Healthcare, in partnership with Metro Transit.
“The Central West End Station is our busiest station with more than 4,300 riders boarding trains there every weekday. Those passengers and future riders will benefit from the improvements, which include new access control that will create a safer and more convenient transit experience through secure, monitored entry and exit points,” said Taulby Roach, Bi-State Development President and Chief Executive Officer. “The station improvements and amenities would not be possible without the funding and partnership of BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine.”
Work began in December 2019 and is expected to be completed in about a year.
- New, monitored entrance/exit at the street level from Euclid Avenue on the west end of the station featuring a welcome center at the top of the stairs that lead down to the MetroLink platform
- A new, wider staircase with a center handrail connecting the new Euclid Avenue entrance/exit to the platform to better accommodate passengers
- Relocating the elevator on the station platform to relieve congestion
- New, upgraded platform lighting
- An expanded canopy to cover 70% of the MetroLink platform. The current canopy covers 30% of the MetroLink platform
- Safety improvements including a speed bump, stop sign, and new lighting at the entry to the MetroBus area of the garage which connects to the east entrance/exit of the platform