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March 17, 2011

MetroBus Will Shuttle MetroLink Customers Between Union Station and the Central West End this Weekend

Dianne Williams
Director of Communications
314-982-1440

There will be no MetroLink service between Union Station and Central West End Stations on March 19-20 and March 26-27 due to the demolition of the Grand Bridge just south of Highway 40. Metro will shuttle customers by bus from the beginning of service (4:10 a.m.) Saturday, March 19, until the end of service (1:30 a.m.) on Sunday night, March 20. In addition, customers can expect up to 10 minute delays starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 18, to accommodate bridge demolition.

The section of MetroLink track running beneath Grand Boulevard is expected to reopen by the start of MetroLink service Monday, March 21 and Monday, March 28, allowing trains to travel beneath the construction area. However, trains will not stop at the Grand MetroLink Station for the first few weeks of the initial bridge demolition process. Customers who normally use the Grand MetroLink Station will need to board and deboard at the Union Station MetroLink Station to connect with the #70 Grand bus. The #70 Grand bus will serve the areas around the Grand MetroLink Station.

MetroBus customers traveling near the Grand Bridge construction project should plan an extra 15 – 20 minutes for their commute. As the City of St. Louis replaces the Grand Bridge, Metro will construct a new Transit Plaza at the Grand MetroLink Station which will feature seating, ticket vending, improved lighting and a new park-ride lot.

For more information on Metro service, call 314-231-2345 or go to www.metrostlouis.org.

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