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June 1, 2011

Grand and Eads Bridge Construction Work Will Affect MetroLink Service

Dianne Williams
Director of Communications

Grand MetroLink Station Will Remain Closed
Grand Bridge construction work continues to restrict pedestrian traffic near the station

The Grand MetroLink Station will not reopen on Monday, June 6, 2011, as planned. It will remain closed until further notice. The safety of passengers at the station is Metro’s primary concern and the Agency will continue to restrict pedestrian access as long as necessary to ensure passenger safety. MetroLink trains will continue to travel through the Grand Bridge construction area, but trains will not stop at the Grand MetroLink Station. During the closure, the #70 Grand MetroBus will be rerouted to Union Station. All MetroLink customers who want to board the #70 Grand must board at the Union Station MetroLink Station. MetroBus customers traveling near the Grand Bridge construction project should allow an extra 15 minutes for the reroute around Grand Boulevard.

Eads Bridge Construction Affects MetroLink Service, June 6-10

MetroLink customers may experience brief delays during evening commutes next week due to construction crews on the Eads Bridge. Starting at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10, until the end of service each night, MetroLink will operate a special construction schedule to accommodate work on the Eads Bridge. Red Line trains will operate on a single track at the East Riverfront MetroLink Station. Blue Line trains will ONLY operate from the Civic Center MetroLink Station to the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station after 8:00 p.m. There will be no Blue Line service from Civic Center to the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station. Customers on the Blue Line traveling east of Civic Center will need to transfer to a Red Line train. Red Line passengers should expect delays of 5 to 10 minutes. Blue Line passengers should expect delays of 10 to 15 minutes.

Only one side of the platform at the East Riverfront MetroLink Station will be used after 8:00 p.m. each night. Passengers should look for signs at the entrance to the platforms indicating which platform is being used. Passengers will board and deboard all Red Line trains from this platform only. The latest Metro Rider Updates and Alerts can be found online at www.metrostlouis.org. For more information on Metro service, call 314-231-2345.

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