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May 30, 2019

Get to All the Fun By Avoiding the Traffic: Take Metro Transit Downtown This Weekend

Tens of thousands of sports fans will pack the streets of downtown St. Louis this weekend as the St. Louis Blues battle the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals and the St. Louis Cardinals take on rival Chicago Cubs. Metro Transit is the perfect option to enjoy all of the excitement without getting stuck in major traffic on the highways, crowded downtown streets and finding (and paying for) a place to park.

Sports fans can park at one of the 21 free Park-Ride lots at MetroLink stations in both Missouri and Illinois, and ride MetroLink to any of the six stations serving downtown St. Louis to make it to the games, watch parties, concerts, rallies and other events taking place this weekend. The Civic Center MetroLink Station is located just south of Enterprise Center, where the St. Louis Blues will take on the Boston Bruins on Saturday evening (June 1) and Monday night (June 3). Baseball fans can ride to the Stadium MetroLink Station, located just west of Busch Stadium, to watch the Cardinals take on the Cubs on Friday and Saturday night, and again on Sunday afternoon.

Due to large crowds expected in downtown St. Louis all weekend, Metro will have extra security and personnel throughout the MetroLink system to assist passengers. MetroLink Operations will monitor platforms and will be ready to add extra trains into service, if needed.

Purchasing round-trip MetroLink tickets to get to the Blues and Cards games, watch parties and rallies has never been easier. Sports fans can buy their MetroLink tickets directly from their mobile devices with the new Metro Mobile app. As part of a pilot program, the new fare-purchasing app allows customers to buy MetroLink tickets valid for Blues and Cardinals game days and store them on their mobile device. Metro Mobile is available for iOS and Android devices. Learn more at metrostlouis.org/mobile.

MetroBus is another great option for getting to downtown St. Louis this weekend. Fans can catch the #40 Broadway or #99 Downtown Trolley, which both have stops near Busch Stadium, or they can catch ride on one of 18 MetroBus routes to the Civic Center Transit Center, located just south of the Enterprise Center.

To plan your trip to these downtown sporting events, download the Transit app to your mobile device, use the Trip Planner on metrostlouis.org or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 or text 314-207-9786, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

About Metro Transit

Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 83 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.

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