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In a few weeks, transit service in North St. Louis County will undergo significant changes, providing passengers better connections to key destinations, faster transfers, more direct service and more frequent service during weekend and evening hours.
The change, effective on Monday, March 14, is made possible by the opening of the North County Transit Center in Ferguson, also scheduled to open March 14. This new transit center, located at 3140 Pershall Road between West Florissant Avenue and New Halls Ferry Road, will offer passengers an even better transit experience with new amenities and features, including: public restrooms, a climate-controlled waiting area, 24/7 security, digital arrival time display boards, a Park-Ride lot and a cafe (slated to open sometime this summer).
March 14 Service Change Information
View new schedules, maps and the latest changes coming to your MetroBus route.
“The new North County Transit Center is the latest example of Metro’s commitment to build a better transit system and a better transit experience for our riders,” said Ray Friem, Executive Director of Metro Transit. “In addition to offering amenities like public restrooms, 24/7 security and an indoor waiting area, this new transit center allows us to redesign MetroBus service in a way that provides even better transit options for passengers who live, work or travel in North St. Louis County, one of our fastest growing transit markets.”
Last year, Metro hosted four open-house style meetings at the Riverview Transit Center, North Hanley Transit Center, St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley and Trinity Catholic High School, to engage transit users and the public about Metro service in North St. Louis County and find out how the new plan fits their transportation needs. The feedback received from those meetings, as well as feedback received online, helped Metro determine what adjustments or modifications were needed to be incorporate into the service plan.
North St. Louis County is one of Metro’s fastest growing public transit markets, accounting for 19 percent of total MetroBus and MetroLink ridership.
Public Engagement: Learn About MetroBus Changes Beginning February 29
View public information schedule and prepare for the March 14 service change.
In addition to changes coming to North St. Louis County, March 14 will also see significant changes to several MetroBus routes serving downtown St. Louis, West St. Louis County, Illinois and other areas in the region.
Visit metrostlouis.org for more information about the March 14 service change. If you have any questions, email [email protected] or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.