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July 15, 2020

#1 Gold and #5 Green MetroBus Routes Return to Service on July 20

Metro Transit riders will have more options available for their commute, as Metro Transit continues to restore service on Missouri MetroBus routes that were temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, July 20, service will resume on the #1 Gold and #5 Green MetroBus routes. The #1 Gold will operate on a Saturday schedule for all seven days of the week, and the #5 Green will operate on its normal schedule.

In late March, service on some lower ridership MetroBus routes was temporarily suspended due to reduced workforce availability as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As workforce resources have become more available in recent weeks, Metro Transit has been able to gradually resume service on some of the temporarily suspended routes, most recently with the return of service on the #2 Red, #13 Union, #47 Hanley and #58 Chesterfield Valley MetroBus routes on June 29. Metro hopes to make additional modifications to transit services and continue to restore temporarily suspended bus routes later this summer.

Schedules for the #1 Gold and #5 Green MetroBus routes are available on metrostlouis.org, and can be accessed through the Transit app. Riders may also contact Metro Transit Information for assistance Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 314-207-9786 (text) or 314-231-2345 (phone).

For more information about the steps Metro Transit is taking to protect customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit metrostlouis.org/health.

About Metro Transit
Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 77 MetroBus routes in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Metro also operates MetroLink light rail vehicles on 46 miles of track serving 38 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro Transit is a Bi-State Development enterprise.