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April 8, 2016

Major Changes to Downtown MetroBus Service as Construction Begins at Civic Center Transit Center

Construction to expand and enhance the Civic Center Transit Center in downtown St. Louis is scheduled to begin later this month. To accommodate construction crews, all MetroBus routes serving the Civic Center Transit Center will be relocated starting Monday, April 18, to 18th Street and Clark Avenue near the Union Station MetroLink Station. Passengers will need to access their MetroBus routes at designated locations on 18th Street or Clark Avenue for the duration of the construction project, which is scheduled to take up to 18 months.

Eighteen MetroBus routes will be relocated from the Civic Center Transit Center, including:

  • #4 Natural Bridge
  • #8 Bates-Morganford
  • #10 Gravois-Lindell
  • #11 Chippewa
  • #30 Soulard
  • #32 ML King-Chouteau
  • #41 Lee
  • #73 Carondelet
  • #74 Florissant
  • #78 Larimore
  • #80 Park-Shaw
  • #94 Page
  • #97 Delmar
  • #99 Downtown Trolley
  • #40X I-55 Express
  • #58X Twin Oaks Express
  • #174X North Express
  • #410X Eureka Express

New shelters, benches and signage have been installed near Union Station to better serve passengers. A map showing the MetroBus route locations on 18th Street or Clark Avenue is attached. 

The Civic Center MetroLink Station will remain open during construction, but temporary closures may be necessary during the project. Advance notice will be provided if temporary closures are required.

Serving downtown St. Louis at 14th and Spruce Streets, the Civic Center Transit Center is one of Metro’s busiest transit hubs. This construction project will expand and enhance the existing transit center, allowing it to accommodate more buses and provide passengers with new amenities and features, including public restrooms, an indoor waiting area, concessions, digital arrival-time boards and a Metro Public Safety substation.

About Metro

Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 399 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 78 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park; the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center and Gateway Arch trams. BSD also operates the Bi-State Development Research Institute and the Regional Freight District.

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