June 13, 2016

How to Take Metro to Fair Saint Louis

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With Fair Saint Louis less than three weeks away, it’s not too early to plan ahead and start thinking about how you’ll get to the fair in Forest Park this year.

Metro transit is a great option if you are celebrating our nation’s birthday at Fair St. Louis July 2 to July 4, or are working or volunteering at the fair, and want to avoid traffic congestion, street closures and parking issues.

Like last year, we’re asking you to access the fair by using one of two key MetroLink stations: the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station and the Skinker Station. This will help minimize waiting times, passenger congestion, and help make it as smooth as possible to get you back on the train after the fireworks end each night.

  • For Blue Line passengers, please exit at the Skinker MetroLink Station when you arrive at the fair and then go back to the Skinker Station to board MetroLink when you’re ready to go home. 
  • For Red Line passengers, please take MetroLink to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station when going to the fair and then come back to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station when you want to go home.

The Park-Ride lot at our Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station will be closed during Fair St. Louis, however the other 20 free Park-Ride Lots at MetroLink stations in Missouri and Illinois will be for fairgoers. MetroBus is also another good option for traveling to the fair as most routes connect with MetroLink. You can create your travel plan early by using the Trip Planner.

MetroLink trains will be crowded at various times during the three-day fair, so we ask that you be patient and respectful of your fellow passengers. Remember, no eating, drinking or smoking (including e-cigarettes) are allowed on Metro buses, MetroLink trains or on Metro property. Alcohol and firearms are also prohibited on Metro vehicles and Metro property, and no alcohol or coolers are allowed at the fair.

We’ll provide more details about Metro service as we get closer to Fair St. Louis.

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