August 7, 2015
MetroLink Passengers to be Shuttled by Bus Between UMSL South and Delmar Loop Stations on August 22 & 23
MetroLink passengers will be transported by bus between the UMSL South, Rock Road, Wellston and Delmar Loop MetroLink Stations on Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23, and they should allow extra time for their commutes that weekend. MetroLink trains will not operate between those stations to allow crews to make modifications to the train power system and perform track work on that section of the MetroLink system. MetroLink Station Shuttles will transport riders by bus between those stations, and passengers can expect delays of 20 to 30 minutes.
The following stations will be served by MetroLink Station Shuttles:
- UMSL South MetroLink Station
- Rock Road MetroLink Station
- Wellston MetroLink Station
- Delmar Loop MetroLink Station (Express shuttle available)
- North Hanley MetroLink Station (Express shuttle available)
Transferring to MetroLink Station Shuttles – Eastbound
- Eastbound Red Line MetroLink passengers heading to the Delmar Loop MetroLink Station or to stations farther east can board an Express MetroLink Station Shuttle at the North Hanley MetroLink Station. This shuttle will directly connect passengers from the North Hanley Station to the Delmar Loop Station, without making any stops in between the stations. Passengers can then continue their eastbound trips by boarding a Red Line MetroLink train at the Delmar Loop Station.
- Eastbound Red Line MetroLink passengers making connections at the UMSL South, Rock Road or Wellston Stations should ride MetroLink to the UMSL South Station to board a MetroLink Station Shuttle. This shuttle will pick up and drop off passengers at the Rock Road, Wellston and Delmar Loop MetroLink Stations. Passengers will be able to travel farther eastbound by boarding a Red Line MetroLink train at the Delmar Loop Station.
Transferring to MetroLink Station Shuttles – Westbound
- Westbound Red Line MetroLink passengers heading to the North Hanley MetroLink Station or Lambert-St. Louis International Airport can board an Express MetroLink Station Shuttle at the Delmar Loop MetroLink Station. This shuttle will directly connect passengers from the Delmar Loop Station to the North Hanley Station, without making any stops in between the stations. Passengers can then continue their westbound trips to the airport by boarding a Red Line MetroLink train at the North Hanley Station.
- Westbound Red Line MetroLink passengers making connections at the Wellston, Rock Road, UMSL South or UMSL North Stations should not take the Express Shuttle, and instead board a regular MetroLink Station Shuttle. This shuttle will pick up and drop off passengers at the Wellston, Rock Road and UMSL South MetroLink Stations. Passengers will be able to continue their westbound trips to UMSL North or other MetroLink stations farther west by boarding a Red Line MetroLink train at the UMSL South Station.
Blue Line MetroLink service and Red Line MetroLink service east of the Delmar Loop Station and west of the UMSL South Station will not be affected, and trains will operate on their regular weekend schedules. MetroLink will resume normal operations between the UMSL-South and Delmar Loop Stations by the beginning of service on Monday, August 24.
Updates on MetroBus and MetroLink operations can be found at www.metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section or via social media on Metro’s Twitter feed at @STLMetro and on Facebook at St. Louis Metro Transit.
About Bi-State Development Agency
The Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) 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; 391 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 77 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. BSDA 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 and Gateway Arch Transportation System. The region’s new freight district also will be operated by BSDA.