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October 14, 2022

Ride Metro Transit to the St. Louis Blues Home Opener

[ST. LOUIS/October 14, 2022]  Hockey returns to the St. Louis region this weekend as the St. Louis Blues kickoff their season on Saturday, October 15, against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Metro Transit is a great option to enjoy the opening night pre-game rally and the home opener at the Enterprise Center, while avoiding traffic, road construction and parking issues.

The festivities begin with a special 2022 Opening Night Rally at St. Louis Union Station. The rally begins at   3 p.m. at the Purina Performance Plaza at Union Station featuring live music, fun activities, face painting, food and drinks, and more. The big game against the Columbus Blue Jackets begins at 7 p.m. at the Enterprise Center, located just down the street from the pre-game rally.

Metro Transit makes it easy to enjoy all of the fun and festivities of the NHL season. Hockey fans can park their vehicle at any one of 20 free Metro Park-Ride lots at MetroLink stations in Illinois and Missouri, purchase a $5 day pass and ride MetroLink to Union Station for the Opening Night Rally or to the Civic Center Transit Center for the home opener at Enterprise Center, located just one block north of the transit center. The $5 day pass will get fans to and from the game.

MetroBus is another good option to get to Blues games throughout the year with more than a dozen MetroBus routes serving the Civic Center Transit Center, including the #4 Natural Bridge, #10 Gravois-Lindell, #11 Chippewa, #19 St. Louis Ave., #30 Arsenal, #31 Chouteau, #32 Dr. ML King, #40 North Broadway, #41 Lee, #73 Carondelet, #74 Florissant, #94 Page and #97 Delmar.

Public Safety and Metro Transit personnel will be available throughout the transit system to assist passengers. As MetroLink trains and platforms may be crowded before, during and after the games, fans are encouraged to allow extra time for their commutes and to pay close attention to children and others they are traveling with so they do not get separated.

Please note that Blue Line MetroLink trains are currently only operating between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Stations due to damage from unprecedented flooding in July. Blue Line customers will need to exit their Blue Line train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station and transfer to an eastbound Red Line train to continue their trip to downtown St. Louis. Hockey fans in St. Clair County will hop on a Red Line train to the Civic Center Station or Union Station. For the latest details on MetroLink operations, visit metrostlouis.org.

Plan your trip to the St. Louis Blues season opener by using the schedules and maps available on metrostlouis.org, using the Transit app, or by contacting Metro Transit Information at 314.231.2345 (phone) or 314.207.9786 (text), available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

About Metro Transit

Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s main public transportation system, which includes 24 battery electric buses and nearly 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 59 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.

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