Ride Metro to the Komen Race for the Cure and Other Special Events This Weekend
Komen Race for the Cure, Scott Air Force Base Centennial Celebration Airshow, and Cardinals baseball at Busch Stadium are a few of the special events happening around the bi-state region this weekend, and Metro is a convenient way to get there while avoiding street closures, traffic jams and parking issues. Racers, walkers, sports fans and air show enthusiasts can park their vehicles at any one of 21 free Metro Park-Ride lots in Missouri and Illinois. Riders can purchase round-trip transit tickets and hop on MetroLink or MetroBus to arrive at the events this weekend.
Thousands of volunteers, breast cancer survivors and their families and friends will be heading to downtown St. Louis on Saturday, June 10, for the 2017 Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure. Participants can ride MetroLink to the Union Station or Civic Center MetroLink Station, which are both just a few blocks from the race registration area and starting line. Passengers riding to the Civic Center MetroLink Station should be aware that the MetroLink entrance at 14th and Spruce Streets is currently closed due to construction so passengers will need to use the ramp leading to Clark Avenue.
MetroBus is another great option for getting to downtown St. Louis for the race. Participants can ride on one of 13 MetroBus routes to the Union Station MetroLink Station and walk a few blocks north to the race site near Soldier’s Memorial.
The St. Louis Cardinals are back at Busch Stadium Friday night, June 9, to take on the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:15 p.m., and on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, game time against the Phillies is 1:15 p.m. both days. Baseball fans can ride the train to the Stadium MetroLink Station, catch the #40 Broadway or #99 Downtown Trolley MetroBus routes, which both have stops near Busch Stadium, or take the Redbird Express from St. Clair Square in Illinois for express service to the game.
Scott Air Force Base in Shiloh, Illinois will host its Centennial Celebration open house and airshow on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11. The festivities start each day at 9 a.m. Guests can ride MetroLink to the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station, and take a free shuttle from the station to the airshow.
MetroLink will operate on its regular weekend schedule on Saturday and Sunday. Metro will be monitoring station platforms, and extra service will be added if needed. Metro will also have extra security and personnel on the transit system to assist passengers.
To plan your trip this weekend on Metro, download the Metro On The Go App to your mobile device, use the Trip Planner on metrostlouis.org or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Ten MetroBus routes will be detoured beginning early Saturday morning through the afternoon due to downtown street closures for the Race for the Cure, and MetroBus passengers riding these routes should allow extra time for their commutes. The impacted routes include:
- #4 Natural Bridge
- #10 Gravois-Lindell
- #11 Chippewa
- #30 Soulard
- #32 ML King-Chouteau
- #41 Lee
- #74 Florissant
- #94 Page
- #97 Delmar
- #99 Downtown Trolley
For more information about these MetroBus reroutes, visit the Rider Alerts section of metrostlouis.org or contact Metro Transit Information.
Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 399 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 78 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park; the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center and Gateway Arch trams. BSD also operates the Bi-State Development Research Institute and the Regional Freight District.