MetroLink will be able to operate normal weekend service on Saturday, December 17, and Sunday, December 18, because the contractor for the City of St. Louis has postponed the scheduled demolition this weekend of the Forest Park Parkway bridge over the MetroLink tracks west of Kingshighway. Since MetroLink trains would not have been able to operate in the demolition zone, Metro had planned to transport MetroLink passengers via bus shuttles between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Central West End MetroLink Stations. Those shuttles have been canceled until a new date for the bridge demolition is scheduled.
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Updates on MetroLink operation can be found at metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section, on Twitter at @STLMetro and on Facebook at St. Louis Metro Transit. For more information, contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Metro 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 79 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 Gateway Arch Riverboats, and operates the Gateway Arch Trams and Revenue Collections Center. BSD also operates the Bi-State Development Research Institute and the St. Louis Regional Freightway.