Extra trains, free parking and a special discount from Lyft are making it easy for Blues fans to head to downtown St. Louis on Saturday, June 15, and enjoy the Stanley Cup Parade and Rally – while avoiding heavy traffic, road construction and closures, and parking hassles.
Take Advantage of 50% Discount on Lyft Rides to Metro Transit Centers
To support Blues fans and encourage the use of public transit, Lyft is offering 50 percent off Lyft rides (up to $5) to and from MetroLink stations and Metro Transit Centers using code WEGOTTHECUP. All MetroLink stations and Metro Transit Centers in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and in the Metro East are included, except for downtown stations, to help alleviate congestion by the center of the parade.
MetroLink Service Details
On Saturday, June 15, MetroLink will operate its normal weekend schedule, and will add extra trains into service to match passenger volumes as more and more people use MetroLink to make their way into downtown St. Louis throughout the morning.
Due to the large crowds anticipated on Saturday, MetroLink riders should expect trains to be crowded. Metro will have extra security, additional personnel and volunteer employee ambassadors available throughout the MetroLink system to assist passengers. Metro Transit’s law enforcement partners at the St. Louis County Police Department, Metropolitan St. Louis Police Department and St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department will also have extra officers available to patrol MetroLink.
Buy MetroLink Tickets in Advance on Your Mobile Device
To avoid long lines and delays, MetroLink customers are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance using the Metro Mobile app. With Metro Mobile, riders can purchase round-trip MetroLink tickets to the Stanley Cup Parade directly on to their mobile device. Metro Mobile is available for iOS and Android devices – learn more at metrostlouis.org/mobile.
To use Metro Mobile, simply download the app and set up an account. Then, select MetroLink and purchase the ‘Stanley Cup Parade Pass’, which is valid for round-trip MetroLink service to the Stanley Cup Parade and Rally.
MetroLink tickets can also be purchased at Ticket Vending Machines located at all MetroLink stations, and from Metro ticket vendors who will be located at 21 popular MetroLink stations on Saturday.
Free Parking at MetroLink Stations
Blues fans can park at any one of 21 free Park-Ride lots at MetroLink stations in Missouri and Illinois, and take advantage of more than 10,000 free parking spaces in the bi-state area. Large number of parking spaces can be found at the following transit locations:
For a full list of available Park-Ride locations and their addresses, visit metrostlouis.org/park-and-ride.
Parade Details and Nearby MetroLink Stations
The Stanley Cup Parade starts at noon at 18th and Market Streets and ends at Broadway and Market. The parade will be followed by a rally at the Gateway Arch grounds. Due to street closures, Blues fans are encouraged to use the following stations to reach the festivities:
To plan your trip to the Stanley Cup Parade and Celebration:
To better assist customers, the Transit Information Text Line will operate special hours on Saturday.
Transit Information Experts will be available by text at 314-207-9786 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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 a Bi-State Development enterprise.