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April 20, 2012

MetroLink Customers Should Allow Extra Time for Sunday Morning Commutes

Dianne Williams    
Director of Communications
314-982-1440

Metro will not operate trains between the Stadium MetroLink Station and the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station Sunday morning to accommodate work on the overhead wires for MetroLink. Red and Blue Line passengers will be transported by bus shuttles to the stations located between the Stadium and 5th & Missouri MetroLink Stations from the beginning of service on Sunday, April 22, until noon. Stations affected are 8th & Pine, Convention Center, Arch-Laclede’s Landing, and the East Riverfront. The platforms at these stations will be closed to customers but the shuttle buses will stop at each of these stations. Metro will operate on a single track between the East Riverfront and the Arch-Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Stations from noon until the end of service Sunday night.

MetroLink customers traveling between Missouri and Illinois should allow an extra 20 to 30 minutes for their commutes Sunday morning.

MetroBus shuttles will operate every 20 minutes between the Stadium and 5th & Missouri MetroLink Stations. Metro will have extra personnel at the affected stations to assist customers.

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE DETAILS
Red Line service will operate between the Stadium and Lambert Airport Terminal #1 MetroLink Stations, and between the 5th & Missouri and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Stations. Red Line passengers planning to continue eastbound from the Stadium MetroLink Station will be instructed to get off the train and board a shuttle bus for the trip to the 5th & Missouri station, where they can board a train and continue their eastbound commute. In Illinois, Red Line customers traveling to Missouri will be instructed to exit the train at the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station and get on a shuttle bus that will take them to the Stadium MetroLink Station, where they can board a train and resume their westbound commutes.

No Blue Line service will be provided in Illinois on Sunday morning. Blue Line service will ONLY operate between the Shrewsbury I-44 and Central West End MetroLink Stations. In Illinois, passengers traveling westbound to Blue Line stations will need to transfer to a shuttle bus at the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station to take them to the Stadium MetroLink Station, where they will board a westbound Red Line train. Passengers will need to transfer to a westbound Blue Line train at the Central West End MetroLink Station to continue their commute to Blue Line stations.

Eastbound Blue Line passengers will need to transfer to a Red Line train at the Central West End MetroLink Station. Eastbound trains will stop at the Stadium MetroLink Station and passengers will be instructed to board shuttle buses which will transport them to the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station, where they can board eastbound trains to continue their commute to all Blue Line or Red Line stations.

Blue and Red Line trains will operate on a single track between the East Riverfront and the Arch-Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Stations from noon until the end of service Sunday night. Passengers should expect five minute delays during the single tracking operation.

Updates on MetroLink operations can be found at www.metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section or by calling Customer Service at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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