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December 23, 2020

Some MetroLink Riders May Experience Short Delays December 28 through January 3

MetroLink passengers may need to allow a little extra time for their evening commutes next week due to construction work along the light rail system and service adjustments in place because of the pandemic.

On Monday through Sunday (Dec. 28-Jan. 3) from 8 p.m. to the end of service each night, Blue Line MetroLink trains will only operate between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and Forest Park- DeBaliviere MetroLink Stations.

  • Westbound Blue Line riders will need to board a Red Line train between the Fairview Heights and Central West MetroLink Stations, and travel to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station to transfer to a Blue Line train and continue their westbound trips.
  • Eastbound Blue Line riders will need to board a Red Line train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station to continue their eastbound trips.
  • Riders should allow 10 minutes when transferring between the Red Line and Blue Line.
  • Red Line MetroLink passengers may experience delays of 5 minutes on the evenings of Dec. 28, Dec. 29 and Dec. 30 due to single track operations to accommodate construction at the Central West End Station.

For more information, visit the Rider Alert section on metrostlouis.org or contact the Metro Transit Information team at 314-231-2345 (phone) or 314-207-9786 (text), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Metro Transit Information phone and text service will be closed on Christmas Day and on New Year’s Day.

About Metro Transit
Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 68 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 123 vans. Metro Transit is a Bi-State Development enterprise.