Metro riders should be aware that Metro ticket vending machines have been moved at the Civic Center MetroLink Station to accommodate ongoing construction to expand the transit center in downtown St. Louis. Transit riders use the machines to purchase Metro tickets and passes.
One of the Metro ticket vending machines that had been located east of the MetroLink platform has been moved to the street level near the 14th Street entrance to the Civic Center Station.
Another ticket machine from the same area has been relocated to the west side of the MetroLink tracks on the walkway leading to the Gateway Transportation Center.
Metro riders should now purchase their Metro tickets and passes from the 14th Street machines or the ticket machine by the Gateway Transportation Center to avoid any delays as they head to the platform for their regular commutes on MetroLink. Tickets must be validated prior to boarding the train and the validating machines are located by the ticket vending machines in both locations at the station.
The Civic Center Transit Center construction project will expand and enhance Metro’s busiest transit hub in downtown St. Louis to better accommodate buses serving the transit center and to provide transit riders with new customer amenities and features. When completed, the transit center will accommodate 40-foot buses and 60-foot articulated buses. It is designed to accommodate electric buses in the future and to serve as a terminal for bus-rapid transit service. Construction got underway in April 2016, and is expected to take approximately 18 months to complete.
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 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 St. Louis Regional Freightway.