June 12, 2014

Metro to Provide Extra Service for Komen Race for the Cure

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2013 Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure 001Metro transit will provide enhanced MetroLink service Saturday, June 14, from 6 a.m. until noon to accommodate the large crowd of participants and volunteers attending the 2014 Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure in downtown St. Louis.

Every year, thousands of participants and volunteers avoid the street closures, traffic jams and parking issues in downtown St. Louis by parking at one of Metro’s free Park-Ride lots and taking MetroLink or MetroBus to the event.

Some of the more popular Park-Ride lots like North Hanley, Shrewsbury and Fairview Heights fill up quickly, so customers may want to think about utilizing other Park-Ride lots like Swansea in Illinois or the Brentwood I-64 garage in Missouri.

Metro will have extra staff to assist passengers Saturday morning, including ticket agents set up at the highest traffic MetroLink Stations: North Hanley, Delmar Loop, Central West End, Clayton, Brentwood I-64, Shrewsbury Lansdowne I-44, Civic Center, East Riverfront, 5th & Missouri, Fairview Heights, Swansea, Memorial Hospital, College, and Shiloh-Scott. The ticket agents will accept cash only, no credit or debit cards. Metro passes can be purchased with credit and debit cards at the Ticket Vending Machines at MetroLink Stations.

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MetroBus is another option with more than a dozen MetroBus routes serving the Civic Center Transit Center. Some MetroBus routes will be detoured starting Friday because of downtown street closures for the race. Reroute information is posted under the Rider Alerts section of Metro’s website.

Participants who plan to take Metro to the event Saturday can also use our Trip Planner tool. Metro Transit Information representatives are available to answer questions June 13 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at 314-231-2345 from Missouri or 618-271-2345 from Illinois.

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