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January 24, 2019

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Opening of New Section of MetroLink Platform At Central West End Station is POSTPONED

Metro Transit announced it is postponing the opening of the newly constructed section of the platform at the Central West End MetroLink Station. That means the main walkway between the MetroLink platform and the MetroBus area in the adjacent parking garage will also remain closed until further notice. Metro Transit riders will continue to access the MetroBus area from Children’s Place and access the MetroLink platform from Euclid Avenue. Riders who need assistance traveling between Euclid Avenue and the MetroBus area at Children’s Place and Taylor Avenue can still utilize the Metro Shuttles for transportation between the two transit areas. The MetroLink station has remained open during construction which got underway in August.

The new 60-foot MetroLink platform section at the Central West Station was scheduled to go into service on January 25. However, during the final inspection, a potential issue was identified that has required further inspection and necessitated the postponement. Metro Transit is working to address the issue.

Metro Transit apologizes for the inconvenience the postponement creates for its riders who utilize the Central West End Station. They have demonstrated great patience during this important construction project as Metro builds a better transit system for the region.

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 one of five enterprises operated by Bi-State Development.

 

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