The elevator at the Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station on the St. Louis Riverfront will be back in service on Monday, July 2. The elevator was taken out of service in February as part of a major project to repair and rehabilitate elevators at four MetroLink stations in downtown St. Louis. All of the elevators that are scheduled to be rehabilitated are 25 years old.
The Laclede’s Landing Station elevator was installed and put into service in 1993, when MetroLink first began light rail operations in the St. Louis region. The rehabilitation work, which includes the installation of new stainless steel components that are more resistant to corrosion and moisture, will allow the elevators to continue operating efficiently through all types of service and weather conditions.
The rehabilitation work is progressing on the elevator at the Union Station MetroLink Station, which is also part of the downtown elevator rehabilitation project. The Union Station MetroLink Station elevator was taken out of service in March so the work could begin, and the rehabilitation is expected to be completed later this summer.
The next phase of the elevator rehabilitation project will get underway later this year. To minimize the impact of rehabilitation work on Metro riders, only two elevators will be taken out of service during each phase of the project.
The elevator improvements are part of Metro Transit’s commitment to providing a better transit experience for commuters while building a better public transit system.
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 37 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