Thousands of volunteers, breast cancer survivors and their families and friends will be heading to downtown St. Louis on Saturday, June 11, for the 2016 Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure, and Metro is a great option for race participants to get to the starting line while avoiding street closures, traffic and parking issues. Participants can park for free at any one of 21 Metro Park-Ride lots in Missouri and Illinois and take MetroLink or MetroBus to the race events.
MetroLink will operate on a regular Saturday schedule, with trains arriving in downtown St. Louis every 10 minutes. Station platforms will be monitored throughout the morning and extra service will be added, if needed. Race participants can ride MetroLink to the Civic Center MetroLink Station and the Union Station MetroLink Stations in downtown St. Louis, which are both just a few blocks away from the race registration area and starting line. Passengers riding to the Civic Center Station should note that the north pathway from the station to Clark Avenue is closed due to construction, so they will exit the MetroLink platform and go up the stairs to 14th Street and then head north to get to the Komen for the Cure.
MetroBus is another great option for getting to downtown St. Louis. Race participants can ride on one of 13 MetroBus routes to the Union Station MetroLink Station and walk a few blocks to the race site near Soldier’s Memorial.
Metro will have extra security and extra personnel on Saturday morning to assist passengers. Ticket agents will be available at the following MetroLink stations:
Ticket agents accept cash only. Metro passes can be purchased with credit and debit cards at Ticket Vending Machines located at every MetroLink station. Round trip tickets on MetroLink are $5.
To plan your trip on Metro to the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure, 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 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:
For more information about these MetroBus reroutes, visit the Rider Alerts section of 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.
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.