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November 24, 2014

Metro Update: Tracks Reopened in Illinois; MetroLink Service Restored

MetroLink has restored service from the Emerson Park Station to the Fairview Heights Station. The bus shuttles, which had been transporting MetroLink riders between the Emerson Park MetroLink Station, Jackie Joyner-Kersee MetroLink Station, Washington Park MetroLink Station and the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station, have been cancelled. Passengers may experience up to 10-minute delays while the trains get back on schedule. MetroLink is expected to be back on schedule before the afternoon commute begins.

Around 4:30 this morning, overhead MetroLink wires were pulled to the ground when utility wires collapsed on the MetroLink lines as the result of an automobile accident near the tracks. Metro crews worked quickly to make the necessary repairs so the MetroLink tracks could reopen in Illinois.

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The Bi-State Development Agency/Metro (BSDA/Metro) is the operator of the Metro public transportation system for the St. Louis region, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 379 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 75 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. BSDA/Metro also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park, and the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center, the Gateway Arch Transportation System, and the Gateway Arch Parking Facility.

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