March 17, 2011

Grand Bridge Demolition! Bus Bridge Shuttles From CWE to Civic Center March 19-20

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It’s time for the City of St. Louis to take down the Grand Bridge! Demolition starts bright and early Saturday morning, so for Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20 and 26-27 MetroLink will have interrupted service to accommodate the bridge work.  Here’s what to expect:

Friday, March 18

From 8 pm until the end of service, all Blue Line trains will operate from Forest Park to Shrewsbury only. All eastbound trains will depart the Aiport Terminal 1 station with a 5 minute delay.

Saturday & Sunday, March 19-20

There will be no MetroLink service between the Union Station and the Central West End Stations this weekend. Metro will shuttle customers by bus from the beginning of service (4:10 a.m.) Saturday, March 19, until the end of service (1:30 a.m.) on Sunday night, March 20 between the two stations.

Monday, March 21

Customers who normally use the Grand MetroLink Station will still need to board and deboard at the Union Station MetroLink Station to connect with the #70 Grand bus. The #70 Grand bus will serve the areas around the Grand MetroLink Station.

Soon the City of St. Louis will take down the Grand Bridge, and service will return to the “new normal” during bridge construction.

2 thoughts on “Grand Bridge Demolition! Bus Bridge Shuttles From CWE to Civic Center March 19-20”

  1. mike says:

    On Saturday (03/19/11), I saw an inbound Blue Line Train in which the destination signboard read “Fairview Heights”, which I found misleading since that train’s last stop was CWE. Were announcements made at the stations informing passengers that the inbound trains were only going to CWE?

    1. Courtney says:

      Since CWE is not a regular end destination, we do not have CWE headsigns. Yes, announcements would have been made on the platforms, on-board, and were listed on rider alert posters inside all trains.

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