MetroLink will have extra trains ready to go on Saturday, June 15, as hundreds of thousands of Blues fans head to downtown St. Louis to celebrate with the Stanley Cup Champions, the St. Louis Blues. With five downtown MetroLink stations a block or two away from the Stanley Cup Parade and Rally, MetroLink is the perfect option to enjoy all of the festivities while avoiding road construction, traffic and parking issues.
MetroLink Service Details
On Saturday, June 15, MetroLink will operate its normal weekend schedule, and will add extra trains into service to match passenger volumes as more and more people use MetroLink to make their way into downtown St. Louis throughout the morning.
Due to the large crowds anticipated on Saturday, MetroLink riders should expect trains to be crowded. Metro will have extra security, additional personnel and volunteer employee ambassadors available throughout the MetroLink system to assist passengers. Metro Transit’s law enforcement partners at the St. Louis County Police Department, Metropolitan St. Louis Police Department and St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department will also have extra officers available to patrol MetroLink.
Parade Details and Nearby MetroLink Stations
The Stanley Cup Parade starts at noon at 18th and Market Streets and ends at Broadway and Market. The parade will be followed by a rally at the Gateway Arch grounds. Nearby MetroLink Stations include:
Buy MetroLink Tickets in Advance on Your Mobile Device
To avoid long lines and delays, MetroLink customers are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance using the Metro Mobile app. With Metro Mobile, riders can purchase round-trip MetroLink tickets to the Stanley Cup Parade directly on to their mobile device. Metro Mobile is available for iOS and Android devices – learn more at metrostlouis.org/mobile.
To use Metro Mobile, simply download the app and set up an account. Then, select MetroLink and purchase the ‘Hockey Pass’. The Hockey Pass is valid for round-trip MetroLink service to the Stanley Cup Parade and Rally.
MetroLink tickets can also be purchased at Ticket Vending Machines located at all MetroLink stations, and from Metro ticket vendors who will be located at 21 popular MetroLink stations on Saturday.
Where to Park
Blues fans can park at any one of 21 free Park-Ride lots at MetroLink stations in Missouri and Illinois, and take advantage of more than 10,000 free parking spaces in the bi-state area. Large number of parking spaces can be found at the following transit locations:
For a full list of available Park-Ride locations and their addresses, visit metrostlouis.org/park-and-ride.
To plan your trip to the Stanley Cup Parade and Celebration:
To better assist customers, the Transit Information Text Line will operate special hours on Saturday. Transit Information Experts will be available by text at 314-207-9786 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
About Metro Transit
Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 83 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.