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November 30, 2018

Metro Transit to Help Spread Holiday Cheer Throughout the Region

Metro Transit is ringing in the holiday season by featuring music from local caroling groups and musicians at seven Metro Transit Center locations in December. Riders can enjoy the sounds of the season at any of the free, 60-minute concerts on the scheduled performance dates below:

Monday, December 3  |  5-6 p.m.

Central West End Transit Center

4510 Childrens Place

St. Louis, MO  63110

Celia’s Yuletide Express

Friday, December 7  |  5-6 p.m.

Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 Transit Center

7201 Lansdowne Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63119

St. Louis Christmas Carols Association

Monday, December 10 |  5-6 p.m.

Emerson Park Transit Center

929 N. 15th Street

East St. Louis, IL  62205

Celia’s Yuletide Express

Monday,  December 17 |  5-6 p.m.

Civic Center Transit Center

401 S. 14th Street

St. Louis, MO 63103

St. Louis Christmas Carols Association

Wednesday, December 19 | 5-6 p.m.

5th & Missouri Transit Center

150 N. 6th Street

East St. Louis, IL  62201

Caroling St. Louis

Wednesday, December 19 | 5-6 p.m.

North County Transit Center

3140 Pershall Road

Ferguson, MO 63136

Lamar Harris

Thursday,  December 20 |  5-6 p.m.

Fairview Heights Transit Center

9720 W. Route 161

Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Caroling St. Louis

Metro riders and others are also invited to show their holiday spirit by helping to brighten the holidays for area children in need. Metro Transit and the St. Louis Blues have partnered on a toy drive to benefit Fire Truck O’Toys, a local non-profit that delivers toys to St. Louis area children’s hospitals.

To participate, hockey fans can bring a new, unwrapped toy to the special Blues-themed MetroBus, which will be located on the north end of the Civic Center Transit Center directly across from the Enterprise Center on two upcoming game nights — December 5 and December 9. Donations will be accepted at the Blues-themed bus starting two hours before each game and 30 minutes after the puck drops. Everyone who donates will receive a free Metro Adventure Pass (a one-day pass good for unlimited rides on MetroLink and MetroBus) and will be entered for a chance to win autographed items from the St. Louis Blues, including a puck, jersey and hockey stick.

Toy donations are also being accepted at the MetroStore, located at the corner of 8th and Pine Streets in downtown St. Louis, through Friday, December 7.

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 one of five enterprises operated by Bi-State Development.

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