Loop Trolley Construction to Impact Metro Transit Service to Forest Park
The Loop Trolley project will impact MetroBus routes serving Forest Park as well as how MetroLink customers will be able to access the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station for several months starting on March 30. The changes are necessary in order to accommodate construction work and the closure and demolition of the DeBaliviere Bridge at the Forest Park Parkway.
- #90 Hampton
From March 30 to September 27, the #90 Hampton will not provide service into Forest Park, and will instead reroute around Forest Park via Kingshighway Blvd. and Pershing Avenue. During this period, passengers connecting to the #90 Hampton from the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station will need to board the bus on Pershing Avenue at DeBaliviere Avenue, just north of the MetroLink station.
- #3 Forest Park Trolley
To accommodate employees at Forest Park attractions who would normally take the #90 Hampton to work, the #3 Forest Park Trolley will offer limited service beginning on Monday, March 30. From March 30 to April 30, the #3 Forest Park Trolley will operate seven days a week between 6:21 a.m. and 10:37 a.m. each morning, and between 2:21 p.m. and 5:37 p.m. each afternoon. The trolley will start its route at Pershing and DeBaliviere Avenues, just north of the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station, and make stops at the Visitor’s Center, Grand Basin, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Zoo and the Boathouse. The #3 Forest Park Trolley will begin full-day operations on Friday, May 1.
- The Park-Ride Lot serving the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station will be open and accessible to vehicles during construction.
- The west staircase and west elevator at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station will close on March 29, and passengers will need to use the east staircase and east elevator to access the station platform. Passengers using the park-ride lot will need to cross DeBaliviere Avenue to access the east staircase or elevator.
- The kiss and ride loop at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station, which allows vehicles to drop-off and pick-up riders at the station, will be closed to vehicle traffic throughout the duration of the construction.
Demolition on the DeBaliviere Bridge at Forest Park Parkway is scheduled to begin on Friday, April 24. That weekend, MetroLink will not be able to operate at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station, and MetroLink Station Shuttles will be used to transport customers by bus around the affected area. More information on the shuttle service will be provided in April.
Schedules and maps for the #90 Hampton and #3 Forest Park Trolley can be found on www.metrostlouis.org in the Service Updates page of the Plan Your Trip section. Customers may also contact Metro’s Transit Information at 314-231-2345 (Missouri) or 618-271-2345 (Illinois).
About Bi-State Development Agency
The Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) is the operator of the Metro public transportation system for the St. Louis region, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 379 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 75 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. BSDA also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park, and the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center, the Gateway and Arch Transportation System, and the Gateway Arch Parking Facility. The region’s new freight district authority also will be operated by BSDA.