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November 8, 2011

MetroLink Customers Should Allow Extra Time This Weekend

Dianne Williams
Director of Communications
314-982-1440

MetroLink passengers will be transported by bus between the Arch-Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station and the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station from the beginning of service on Saturday, November 12, until the end of service on Sunday night, November 13. The East Riverfront MetroLink Station will also be closed to customers. The station will reopen Monday morning, November 14, at the start of service. MetroLink bus shuttles will operate between the East Riverfront MetroLink Station and the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station. Passengers traveling westbound can then board a MetroLink bus shuttle at the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station to be transported to the Arch-Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station.

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

The Eads Bridge will be closed to both MetroLink and vehicular traffic on Saturday and Sunday so that crews can work on the rails near the East Riverfront MetroLink Station.

WEEKEND SERVICE DETAILS
Red Line service will operate between the Arch-Laclede’s Landing 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 Arch-Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station will be instructed to get off the train and board a MetroLink bus shuttle for the trip to the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station, where they can board a train and continue their eastbound commute. In Illinois, Red Line customers travelling to Missouri will be instructed to exit the train at the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station and get on a MetroLink bus shuttle that will take them to the Arch-Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station, where they can board a train and resume their westbound commutes.

No Blue Line service will be provided in Illinois on Saturday or Sunday. Blue Line service will ONLY operate between the Shrewsbury and Civic Center MetroLink Stations. In Illinois, passengers traveling westbound to Blue Line stations will need to transfer to MetroLink bus shuttles at the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station to take them to the Arch-Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station, where they will board a westbound Red Line train. Passengers will then need to transfer to a westbound Blue Line train at the Civic Center 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 Civic Center MetroLink Station. Eastbound trains will stop at the Arch-Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station. Passengers will be instructed to board MetroLink bus shuttles which will transport them to the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station, where they can board eastbound trains to continue their commute to all Illinois Blue Line or Red Line stations.

Customers should also expect delays this Friday evening, November 11, starting at 8 p.m. to accommodate construction crews on the tracks near the East Riverfront MetroLink Station.

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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