Construction work on the new Cortex MetroLink Station is ramping up for the summer opening and that means Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink riders should allow extra time for their evening and weekend commutes June 18-24. Riders will be impacted by single track operations June 18-21 and MetroLink Station Shuttles will transport MetroLink riders on buses instead of trains June 23 and June 24 between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere, Central West End and Grand MetroLink Stations.
On Monday, June 18 through Thursday, June 21, from 8 p.m. to end of service, MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Grand MetroLink Station and Blue Line trains will only operate between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Stations.
On Friday, June 22 from 11:30 p.m. until the end of service, MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Grand MetroLink Station to accommodate construction work for the new Cortex MetroLink Station. Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink passengers may experience delays of 5 to 10 minutes during the single-track operation.
From the beginning of service on Saturday, June 23 to the end of service on Sunday, June 24, MetroLink Station Shuttles will transport passengers by bus between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere, Central West End and Grand MetroLink Stations. Riders traveling through this section should expect delays of 20 minutes or more.
MetroLink will resume normal operations by the beginning of service on Monday, June 25. Updates on MetroLink operations can be found at metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section.
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 37 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.