The elevator at the Union Station MetroLink Station will be out of service for approximately 12 weeks beginning on March 1 for repairs and restoration.
MetroLink riders who normally use the elevator at the Union Station MetroLink Station are encouraged to access the MetroLink platform instead at the Civic Center Transit Center during the elevator rehabilitation project. The Civic Center Transit Center is located two blocks east of the Union Station MetroLink Station at 14th and Clark Streets.
MetroLink operators will make announcements about the elevator outage, and signage will be placed at the station to let riders know which nearby stations to use instead. In addition, Metro riders are encouraged to use the Passenger Assist Telephones, which are located at every MetroLink station, if they need additional assistance.
The Union Station MetroLink Station is one of four stations in downtown St. Louis where Metro Transit is making elevator improvements. The elevators were put into service 25 years ago when the MetroLink system opened. To minimize the impact of rehabilitation work on Metro riders, only two elevators will be taken out of service at a time. Work got underway on the elevator at the Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station on February 19. Rehabilitation on the elevators at the Convention Center and the 8th and Pine Station will get underway later this year at some point after the work has been completed at the other two stations. Elevator improvements are among Metro Transit’s commitment to providing a better transit experience for commuters while building a better public transit system.
About Metro Transit
Metro Transit is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; approximately 400 vehicle MetroBus fleet that operates on 83 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, the Bi-State Development Research Institute, the Gateway Arch Riverboats, and operates the Gateway Arch Trams and Revenue Collections Center. BSD also operates the St. Louis Regional Freightway.