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July 30, 2022

Red Line MetroLink Service Resumes Between Lambert Airport and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Stations

Red Line MetroLink trains have resumed service between the Lambert Airport and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Stations, however, some customers will experience ongoing delays due to speed restrictions on part of the system. Trains are serving all stations now on the Red Line in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County in Missouri and in St. Clair County in Illinois. With the trains back in service, bus shuttles are no longer needed to transport passengers between the Red Line stations impacted by Tuesday’s flooding.

Blue Line trains continue to only operate between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and Skinker MetroLink Stations. There is no Blue Line service east of the Skinker Station, and Blue Line trains do not connect to the Red Line at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station.

For riders to transfer between Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink service, MetroLink Station Shuttles are transporting riders by bus between the Delmar Loop (Red Line), Forest Park-DeBaliviere (Red Line) and Skinker (Blue Line) Stations.

  • ​Passengers traveling westbound to Blue Line stations should exit the train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station and board a MetroLink Station Shuttle bus to the Skinker MetroLink Station. Then, board a Blue Line train to continue their westbound trip.
  • Passengers traveling eastbound from a Blue Line station toward Lambert Airport or downtown/Illinois stations should exit the train at the Skinker Station and board a MetroLink Station Shuttle bus to the Delmar Loop or Forest Park-DeBaliviere Stations. Then, board a Red Line train to continue their trip.
  • ADA passengers and individuals who require elevator access will need to exit and board the MetroLink Station Shuttle bus at the Delmar Loop Station. The elevators at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station sustained damage during the flash flooding on July 26 and are out of service until further notice.

​Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink trains are operating every 20 minutes, but due to a speed restriction for trains along some areas of the track, passengers may experience 10 to 15 minute delays.

Metro Transit’s Operations, Maintenance and Mechanical teams and emergency contractors have been working around the clock since July 26 to restore transit service following the record rainfall event that created a major MetroLink disruption. They led a coordinated effort to assess the damage, remove debris, and make repairs to communications and network systems, signals, and rails and rail beds. Thanks to their incredible efforts, Red Line MetroLink service was able to resume sooner than anticipated.

These modified MetroLink operations and service frequency will remain in place, 7 days a week, until further notice.

Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s main public transportation system, which includes 24 battery electric buses and nearly 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 59 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.