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February 23, 2017 | 5 Comments

Don’t Forget: Ride Metro to the Soulard Mardi Gras This Saturday

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Metro is offering special shuttle service to the Soulard Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 25, making it easy for families and parade-goers to safely and conveniently enjoy all of the festivities.

Metro will operate special Mardi Gras shuttle buses this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. between the Stadium MetroLink Station and the Mardi Gras venue in Soulard. Round-trip passes for the shuttles are $6, but as an added benefit for Metro U-Pass users or riders who purchase Metro Monthly Passes, both passes will be accepted as valid fare to ride the shuttle at no additional charge.

The Mardi Gras shuttles will operate out of the Stadium MetroLink Station this year due to ongoing construction for the Civic Center Transit Center expansion project. The special shuttles will run every 15 minutes and will drop off and pick up passengers in Soulard on 10th Street between Carroll and Marion Streets, in the heart of the Mardi Gras celebration. The $6 round-trip shuttle passes can only be purchased on Saturday, February 25, at the Stadium MetroLink Station.

MetroLink Service

MetroLink trains will operate every 20 minutes on the Red Line and Blue Line on February 25, with trains arriving every 10 minutes at stations between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Fairview Heights MetroLink Stations. MetroLink platforms will be monitored for crowds throughout the day, and extra MetroLink service will be added as needed.

At the end of the evening, the last eastbound train from the Stadium MetroLink Station to the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station will depart at 11:39 p.m., and the last eastbound train to the Fairview Heights Station will leave at 12:40 a.m.

Heading westbound, the final Blue Line train will depart from the Stadium MetroLink Station to the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Station at 12:02 a.m., and the last Red Line train to the Lambert Airport Terminal #1 Station will leave at 12:12 a.m.

MetroBus Reroutes

Due to Mardi Gras festivities and the 2017 Grand Parade, the following MetroBus routes will be rerouted on Saturday.

#8 Bates-Morganford — from 3 a.m. until end of service

#30 Soulard — from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

#40 Broadway — from 10:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.

#73 Carondelet — from 3 a.m. until end of service

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5 thoughts on “Don’t Forget: Ride Metro to the Soulard Mardi Gras This Saturday”

  1. Christine says:

    What is the fare for children? Are they also half price for the Marci gras shuttles

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      Christine, children ages 5-12 can ride Metro for half price. Children 4 years and under ride free. The Mardi Gras Shuttle Pass is a flat $6. Reduced fare (half price) does not apply to the shuttle pass.

  2. Erin says:

    When are the 15 minute bus routes (times)?

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      Erin, there are no specific set times for the Mardi Gras Shuttle Buses, rather they will operate every 15 minutes between the Stadium MetroLink Station and Soulard.

  3. Shannon Villa says:

    Service was more like load and go to continuous versus every 15 minutes so outstanding service!

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