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November 22, 2011

Evening Construction Work on MetroLink Alignment

Dianne Williams   
Director of Communications
314-982-1440

MetroLink will operate on a single track this week at the East Riverfront MetroLink Station on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings beginning at 8 p.m. each night. On Saturday, November 26, single track operations will be in place from beginning of service through the end of service Saturday. Customers traveling by MetroLink should plan for a longer commute time.
SERVICE DETAILS
1) Starting at 8 p.m. until the end of service – November 21, 22, 23, 25, and 27, Red Line trains will operate on a single track at the East Riverfront MetroLink Station. Signs at the platform entrances will indicate which platform is in use. Blue Line trains will only operate from Shrewsbury to the Civic Center MetroLink Station. In Missouri, eastbound Blue Line passengers will need to transfer to a Red Line train at the Civic Center MetroLink Station. Westbound Blue Line passengers in Illinois will need to catch a Red Line train to travel between the Fairview Heights and Civic Center MetroLink Station and then return to a Blue Line train at Civic Center. Blue Line passengers should allow an extra 10 minutes for their commutes these evenings. Red Line customers should not experience any construction-related delays.

2) On Saturday, November 26 from beginning of service until end of service, Red Line trains will operate on a single track at the East Riverfront MetroLink Station. Customers should watch for the signs at the platform entrances will let them know which platform is in use. Blue Line trains will only operate from Shrewsbury to the Civic Center MetroLink Station. In Missouri, eastbound Blue Line passengers will need to transfer to a Red Line train at the Civic Center MetroLink Station. Westbound Blue Line passengers in Illinois will need to catch a Red Line train to travel between the Fairview Heights and Civic Center MetroLink Station and then return to a Blue Line train at Civic Center. Blue Line passengers should allow an extra 10 minutes for their commutes Saturday. Red Line customers should not experience any construction-related delays.

Updates on MetroLink operations can be found at www.metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section or by calling Customer Service at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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