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December 1, 2023

New Operating Plan for MetroLink Starting December 4

MetroLink will implement a new operating plan starting at the
beginning of service on Monday, December 4, which will include periods of two-car service, single car service and single-car boarding. This new operating plan follows the conclusion of a pilot
program launched by Metro Transit on October 2 to evaluate potential benefits of single-car
MetroLink service.

Under the new operating plan:
• During weekdays (Monday through Friday), two-car trains will be in operation on the Red
and Blue Lines from beginning of service until 8 p.m.
• During weekday evenings after 8 p.m., MetroLink customers will need to board on the
front train car. The rear car will be closed and customers will not be able to board it.
• During weekends, MetroLink will operate single-car trains all-day long on Saturday and
Sunday.
• MetroLink will operate two-car service during weekday evenings and weekends if needed,
when there are large events in downtown St. Louis or other instances of high ridership.
Single-car boarding and single-car service will be used during low ridership periods due to public
safety benefits highlighted during the pilot program, including more effective surveillance and
patrols from the Metro Transit Public Safety team, law enforcement partners and contracted
security teams.

“We are always looking for operational efficiencies while balancing customer needs both with space
and security. We appreciate the patience demonstrated by our customers during this pilot program,
and now as we implement these MetroLink changes,” said Taulby Roach, President and CEO of Bi- State Development.

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