Breast cancer survivors, their families and friends, and volunteers will be heading to downtown St. Louis on Saturday, June 8, for the 2019 Komen Greater St. Louis More Than Pink Walk, and Metro Transit is a great option for anyone who wants to get to the starting line quickly and conveniently, while avoiding the traffic and street closures.
Participants and volunteers are welcome to park their vehicles at any one of 21 free Metro Park-Ride lots in Missouri and Illinois and ride MetroLink to the Union Station or Civic Center MetroLink Stations, which are both located just a few blocks south of the registration area and starting line near Soldiers Memorial. The opening ceremony for the Komen More Than Pink Walk begins at 9 a.m., and the two-mile walk is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m.
MetroLink will operate on a normal weekend schedule on June 8, with eastbound and westbound trains arriving every 10 minutes in downtown St. Louis. Additional security and personnel will be on the transit system to assist passengers, and MetroLink platforms will be monitored throughout the morning so extra trains can be put into service, if needed.
MetroBus is another convenient transportation option. Walk participants can ride on any one of 18 MetroBus routes to the Civic Center Transit Center and walk a few blocks north to the event site. Individuals taking the bus should note that several MetroBus routes will be detoured in downtown St. Louis due to street closures, and they are encouraged to contact Metro Transit Information or check the Rider Alert section of metrostlouis.org for details about their MetroBus route.
To plan your commute to the 2019 Komen More Than Pink Walk, download the Transit app to your mobile device, use the Trip Planner and schedules on metrostlouis.org, or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 (phone) or 314-207-9786 (text), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Eleven MetroBus routes will be detoured beginning at 6 a.m. on June 8, due to downtown street closures for the Komen More Than Pink Walk. MetroBus riders using these routes may need to allow a little extra time for their morning 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.
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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.