Metro Transit makes it easy for families, friends and parade-goers to enjoy all the fun and festivities of the Mardi Gras celebration in Soulard. Metro Transit is offering special shuttle service from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, between the Civic Center Transit Center in downtown St. Louis and the Soulard Mardi Gras. Round-trip passes for the Mardi Gras Shuttles are $5. No other Metro passes or fares are valid for the shuttle. The shuttle pass is not valid for use on MetroLink, MetroBus or Metro Call-A-Ride.
The special shuttles will depart every 10 minutes from the Civic Center Transit Center at 14th and Spruce Streets and will drop off and pick up passengers in Soulard on 10th Street at Marion Street, in the heart of the Mardi Gras celebration. The $5 round-trip shuttle passes can only be purchased on March 2 at the Civic Center Transit Center.
MetroLink trains will operate every 20 minutes on the Red Line and Blue Line on March 2, with trains arriving and departing every 10 minutes at the Civic Center Transit Center and at all MetroLink stations between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Fairview Heights Stations. MetroLink platforms will be monitored for crowds throughout the day, and extra MetroLink service will be added, if needed.
MetroBus is another great option to get to all of the festivities without worrying about traffic, parking or walking long distances, with the #8 Bates-Morganford, #10 Gravois, #20 S. Broadway, #30 Arsenal and #73 Carondelet MetroBus routes all serving stops near Soulard. Please note that the #30 Arsenal will be operating on a reroute on Saturday, March 2, due to the Mardi Gras Grand Parade.
No alcohol is permitted on Metro Transit vehicles or on Metro Transit property. Backpacks and coolers will not be allowed at the Soulard Mardi Gras.
For more information about the Mardi Gras shuttles, visit metrostlouis.org or contact Metro Transit Information, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. by calling 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 or texting 314-207-9786. Visit stlmardigras.org for details about Soulard Mardi Gras festivities.