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February 23, 2016

Major MetroBus Service Change Scheduled for March 14

Metro’s quarterly service change on March 14 will impact the operations of 48 MetroBus routes in the St. Louis metropolitan region, including the introduction of nine new MetroBus routes and discontinuation of service on eight routes. This service change will also introduce a new and completely redesigned MetroBus service plan for North St. Louis County, made possible with the opening of the new North County Transit Center in Ferguson, Missouri on March 14.

“The new North County Transit Center is the latest example of Metro’s commitment to build a better transit system and a better transit experience for our riders,” said Ray Friem, Executive Director of Metro Transit. “In addition to offering amenities like public restrooms, security 24 hours a day/seven days a week and an indoor passenger waiting area, this new transit center allows us to redesign MetroBus service in a way that provides even better transit options for passengers who live, work or travel in North St. Louis County, one of our fastest growing transit markets.”

The new MetroBus service plan for North St. Louis County will provide more frequent service, more direct service, faster transfers and connections to more destinations throughout the region. Metro conducted public information sessions last fall at transit centers and encouraged online participation to engage riders about transit service in North St. Louis County, and the feedback received through these sessions helped Metro create the new service plan for North St. Louis County.  

Outside of North St. Louis County, several MetroBus routes serving downtown St. Louis, West St. Louis County, Illinois and other areas in the region will experience changes on March 14, including route and/or schedule adjustments. Metro regularly monitors and reviews feedback from passengers and MetroBus operators to identify changes that would improve transit operations. As a result, MetroBus routes and schedules are regularly updated to improve MetroLink connections and MetroBus on-time performance.

MetroLink schedules will not be impacted by the March 14 quarterly service change.

For more information about the March 14 Service Change, including new MetroBus schedules, maps and route details, visit metrostlouis.org or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Summary of major MetroBus changes effective March 14, 2016:

New MetroBus Routes

  • #37 Hanley-Graham
  • #38 Hazelwood
  • #39 Berkeley-Florissant
  • #47 Clayton-NCTC
  • #71 Parker
  • #72 Monarch
  • #76 Waterford
  • #78 Larimore
  • #79 Ferguson

Discontinued MetroBus Routes

  • #27 North County Shuttle
  • #36 Spanish Lake
  • #44 Hazelwood
  • #45 Ferguson-Florissant
  • #47 Hanley
  • #75 Lilac-Hanley
  • #158 Ballas-West County
  • #36X Bissell Hills Express

Renamed MetroBus Routes

  • #15 Belleville-Shiloh/O’Fallon (IL)
  • #58 Clayton-West County
  • #174 North Express

Visit the Service Updates page for changes and adjustments to all affected MetroBus routes.    

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; 391 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 76 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 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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