Metro Transit will offer special shuttle service on Saturday, March 2, making it easy for friends, families, parade-goers and revelers to enjoy all of the Soulard Mardi Gras fun and festivities, safely and conveniently. For just $5, those headed to the celebration in the Soulard area south of downtown St. Louis, can enjoy round-trip service on a special Mardi Gras shuttle to avoid road construction, street closures, traffic jams and searching for parking.
The shuttle will operate between the Civic Center Transit Center at 14th and Spruce Streets in downtown St. Louis and the celebration in Soulard from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on March 2. The shuttles will leave approximately every 10 minutes from the Civic Center Transit Center, and will drop off and pick up passengers in Soulard on 10th Street between Carroll and Marion Streets, in the heart of the Mardi Gras celebration. The $5 round-trip shuttle passes can only be purchased on March 2 at the Civic Center Transit Center. No other Metro passes or fares are valid for the shuttle. The shuttle pass is not valid for use on MetroLink, MetroBus or Metro Call-A-Ride.
MetroLink trains will operate every 20 minutes on the Red Line and Blue Line on March 2, with trains arriving and departing every 10 minutes at the Civic Center Transit Center and at all MetroLink stations between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Fairview Heights Stations. MetroLink platforms will be monitored for crowds throughout the day, and extra MetroLink service will be added, if needed.
No alcohol is permitted on Metro Transit vehicles or on Metro Transit property. Backpacks and coolers will not be allowed at the Soulard Mardi Gras.
For more information about Metro’s special Mardi Gras shuttles, visit metrostlouis.org or contact Metro Transit Information, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. by calling 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 or texting 314-207-9786. Visit stlmardigras.org for details about Soulard Mardi Gras festivities.
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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.