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June 29, 2011

Fair Saint Louis Metro Transit Schedule

Patti Beck
External Communications Manager
314-982-1524

Fair Saint Louis visitors can avoid massive traffic jams, blocked highway exits, closed St. Louis streets, and paying too much for parking by taking Metro Transit to the popular three-day celebration. Extra MetroLink trains will be operating to accommodate the large crowds on Saturday, July 2, Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4 so fairgoers can conveniently get in and out of downtown St. Louis. Each evening, even more trains will be running to bring visitors to the fair for the nightly entertainment and fireworks shows and then back home afterwards. Cardinals fans going to the 5:15 p.m. game on July 4 should also consider taking Metro to avoid the traffic jams and the hassle and expense related to finding parking.

Ticket agents will be assisting customers at various MetroLink stations on the alignment during the long holiday weekend. Metro employees will also be on hand to help customers starting at 6:00 p.m. each night at select MetroLink stations.

Metro’s Fair Saint Louis Transit Services include the following:

MetroLink
Saturday, July 2nd, Sunday, July 3rd, and Monday, July 4th
DAYTIME: MetroLink will operate every 15 minutes on the Red and Blue lines from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. resulting in a train stopping every 7 to 8 minutes between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Fairview Heights MetroLink Stations.

EVENING: Starting at 6:00 p.m., MetroLink will operate every 12 minutes on the Red and Blue lines with trains arriving every 6 minutes between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Fairview Heights MetroLink Stations.

MetroBus
Saturday, July 2nd – Parade Reroutes and Downtown Trolley Shuttles
MetroBus will operate on a regular Saturday schedule. Due to the Veiled Prophet Parade on Saturday, bus routes serving downtown St. Louis will be rerouted from 10:00 a.m. until approximately 1:30 p.m. when the streets reopen following the parade. Signs will be posted at affected bus stops.

To help MetroBus customers get to where they need to go during the major street closures, the #99 Downtown Trolley will be rerouted and used as a shuttle during the parade. One shuttle will take passengers back and forth on Olive from Leffingwell and Olive, to Tucker and Olive. This shuttle will operate every 15 minutes from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A second shuttle will provide service on Washington from Beaumont and Washington, to 14th Street and Washington, to 14th Street and Cass, to 9th and Cass, and back. That shuttle will operate every 40 minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  From both shuttles, passengers can transfer to other routes going to the Civic Center Transit Center. The #99 Downtown Trolley will go back on its regular route after the parade. Maps of the shuttle routes as well as information about MetroBus reroutes during the parade can be found at www.metrostlouis.org.  

Sunday, July 3rd
MetroBus will operate on a regular Sunday schedule.

Monday, July 4th
MetroBus will operate on a regular Sunday schedule.

Metro Parking
In St. Louis County, fairgoers may park free in park-ride lots located at the North Hanley, UMSL South, Rock Road, Wellston, Delmar Loop, Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44, Forest Park-DeBaliviere, and Brentwood I-64 MetroLink Stations.

In St. Clair County, fairgoers may park free in park-ride lots located at the East Riverfront, 5th & Missouri, Emerson Park, Washington Park, Fairview Heights, Memorial Hospital, Swansea, Belleville, College, and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Stations.

Metro Customer Information
For additional information about MetroBus or MetroLink service about Fair Saint Louis and the 4th of July holiday weekend, visit www.metrostlouis.org or call Metro Transit Information, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. From Missouri call (314) 231-2345 or from Illinois call (618) 271-2345. Please remember that Transit Information will be closed on July 4th.

Metro Fares
A one-way fare on MetroLink is $2.25 for adults and $1.10 for seniors, children ages 5-12, and customers with disabilities. A one-way fare on MetroBus is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for seniors, children ages 5-12, and customers with disabilities. Children younger than five ride free on MetroBus and MetroLink. A Metro One-Day Pass provides unlimited rides throughout the entire Metro system on MetroLink and MetroBus. The Metro One-Day Pass is $7.50 for all customers, including adults, seniors, children ages 5-12, and customers with disabilities.

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