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May 13, 2019

MetroLink Can Help Rush Hour Commuters Avoid Delays During Temporary Closure of Westbound Lanes of Jefferson Barracks Bridge

MetroLink is a great option for commuters who want to avoid the bumper-to-bumper traffic and delays – especially during the morning rush hour due to the temporarily closure of the westbound lanes on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge. With up to 100,000 drivers in Illinois being detoured to alternate bridges including the Poplar Street Bridge to cross the Mississippi River, Illinois commuters can take advantage of more than 5,600 free parking spaces found at 10 MetroLink stations in Illinois, and hop on a westbound MetroLink train to cross the Mississippi River to reach downtown St. Louis, the Central West End, Clayton or other key employment and business areas in St. Louis County.

For Missouri commuters, two great options include the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 Transit Center (located near Shrewsbury Ave. and I-44) and the Brentwood I-64 Transit Center (located near Brentwood Blvd. and I-64), which offer more than 1,700 free parking spaces and easy access to destinations in both Missouri and Illinois.

Round-trip tickets on MetroLink are only $5 and can be purchased at Ticket Vending Machines located at all 38 MetroLink Stations in the bi-state area.

To plan your rush hour commute on Metro Transit:

  • Download Transit app to your mobile device
  • Visit metrostlouis.org to use the online trip planner, or check schedules and maps
  • Contact Metro Transit Information for assistance – available by phone at 314-231-2345/618-271-2345 or by text at 314-207-9786, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 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 one of five enterprises operated by Bi-State Development.

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