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April 4, 2020

No Public Access to Indoor Areas at Metro Transit Centers Starting April 5

Effective Sunday, April 5, the indoor areas at the Civic Center, Riverview, North County and Ballas Transit Centers will be closed until further notice. These four Metro Transit Centers will remain open for MetroBus and MetroLink service, but riders will not be able to access the indoor areas at the transit center. This measure is being implemented as part of Metro Transit’s ongoing efforts to minimize potential exposure to riders and employees while continuing to provide critical transportation options for essential workers and necessary trips during the COVID-19 crisis.

To support these efforts, Metro is also strongly encouraging everyone to use MetroLink, MetroBus and Metro Call-A-Ride for essential trips only. Limiting travel is an important part of public health during this pandemic, and Metro Transit has four suggestions for all transit users to consider before they begin their bus or train commute:

  • Stay home if you can.
    Everyone is encouraged to comply with the regional Stay at Home/Shelter in Place instructions, and limit travel to essential trips.
  • Do not ride transit if you have any symptoms.
    If you have a fever, respiratory issues or any other symptoms, please do not ride Metro Transit.
  • Adjust your transit commutes to non-peak travel times.
    If you do need to ride Metro Transit, try to avoid traveling during morning and evening rush hours.
  • Try to keep a safe distance away from operators and fellow passengers.
    Please try to maintain social distancing from other passengers on platforms, at transit centers and on vehicles, and remain behind the yellow or orange stripes that are located on the floors near MetroBus and MetroLink operators.

For more information, visit metrostlouis.org/health.

About Metro Transit
Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 77 MetroBus routes in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Metro also operates MetroLink light rail vehicles on 46 miles of track serving 38 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro Transit is a Bi-State Development enterprise.

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