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November 12, 2012

Work Continues on MetroLink System: Delays for Some Passengers

Dianne Williams
Director of Communications
314-982-1440

Work is scheduled at several locations on the MetroLink system this week, November 12 through November 18 and some passengers may experience delays in the work zones. The affected areas of the MetroLink system are:

• College MetroLink Station
• Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station
• Grand MetroLink Station
• Jackie Joyner-Kersee MetroLink Station

Trains will not operate in Illinois between the College and Shiloh-Scott Stations from 8 p.m. until the end of service November 12 through November 15 & November 18, (Monday-Thursday, and Sunday) to accommodate ongoing track work. The St. Clair County Transit District will transport Red Line MetroLink customers by MetroBus from the College MetroLink Station to the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station. Westbound passengers should allow for 20 to 25 minute delays and eastbound passengers should expect 5 to 10 minute delays.

MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Grand MetroLink Station from 8 p.m. until the end of service November 12 through November 15 & November 18 (Monday – Thursday, and Sunday) so crews can conduct track maintenance. Blue Line trains will ONLY operate between the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station and the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. Blue Line passengers may experience 10 minute delays and Red Line passengers may encounter 5 to 10 minute delays.

MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee MetroLink Station from 8 p.m. until the end of service on November 16 and from 8 p.m. until the end of service on November 17 (Friday & Saturday) to accommodate maintenance on the overhead wires. Blue Line trains will ONLY operate between the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station and the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. Blue Line passengers may experience 10 minute delays and Red Line passengers may experience delays of 5 to 10 minutes.

SERVICE DETAILS
Starting at 8 p.m. November 12 – November 15, and November 18 (Monday -Thursday and Sunday), bus shuttles operated by the St. Clair County Transit District will transport MetroLink passengers between the College MetroLink Station to the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station.

Westbound Red Line passengers from Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station will need to board a shuttle bus to travel to the College MetroLink Station. From there, they can board a train to continue west. They should allow an extra 20 to 25 minutes for their commutes.

Eastbound Red Line passengers will exit the train at the College MetroLink Station and board a shuttle bus to continue their trip to the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station. They may experience 5 to 10 minute delays during the bus shuttle operation. Blue Line service will not be impacted.

Starting at 8 p.m. November 12 – November 15 and November 18 (Monday – Thursday and Sunday), trains will run on a single track at the Grand MetroLink Station so maintenance work can be conducted on the rails between the Union Station and the Central West End Stations. Blue Line trains will ONLY operate between the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station and the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. Blue Line passengers may experience 10 minute delays while Red Line passengers may encounter 5 to 10 minute delays.

Westbound Blue Line passengers traveling between the Fairview Heights Station and the Central West End Station should board a Red Line train to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station to transfer to a Blue Line train.

Eastbound Blue Line passengers traveling between the Central West End Station to the Fairview Heights Station should board a Red Line train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station to continue eastbound.

Starting at 8 p.m. November 16 and November 17 (Friday & Saturday), trains will operate on a single track at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee MetroLink Station. Blue Line trains will ONLY operate between the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station and the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. Blue Line passengers may experience 10 minute delays while Red Line passengers may encounter 5 to 10 minute delays.

Westbound Blue Line passengers traveling between the Fairview Heights Station and the Central West End Station should board a Red Line train to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station to transfer to a Blue Line train.

Eastbound Blue Line passengers traveling between the Central West End Station to the Fairview Heights Station should board a Red Line train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station to continue eastbound.

Updates on MetroLink operations can be found at www.metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section.

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