Major Transit Service Disruption Due to Flash Flooding Caused by Record RainfallReturn to Blog
As of August 2, this page will no longer be updated with service information. For the latest on MetroLink service adjustments, visit our MetroLink Special Operations page.
The record rainfall in the St. Louis region is causing major service disruptions for MetroLink customers and we are doing our best to keep passengers moving. See below for the latest transit service status and details on the impacts to service sustained during the storm.
Status of Service as of August 1 – Red Line MetroLink in Service
Red Line MetroLink trains are in service between the Lambert Airport and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Stations, and are serving all stations along the Red Line in Missouri and Illinois. MetroLink Station Shuttles are no longer transporting passengers by bus between these stations.
Blue Line MetroLink trains continue to only operate between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and Skinker MetroLink Stations. There is no Blue Line service east of the Skinker Station, and Blue Line trains do not connect to the Red Line at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station.
For riders to transfer between Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink service, MetroLink Station Shuttles are transporting riders by bus between the Delmar Loop (Red Line), Forest Park-DeBaliviere (Red Line) and Skinker (Blue Line) Stations.
- Passengers traveling westbound to Blue Line stations should exit the train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station and board a MetroLink Station Shuttle bus to the Skinker MetroLink Station. Then, board a Blue Line train to continue their westbound trip.
- Passengers traveling eastbound from a Blue Line station toward Lambert Airport or downtown/Illinois stations should exit the train at the Skinker Station and board a MetroLink Station Shuttle bus to the Delmar Loop or Forest Park-DeBaliviere Stations. Then, board a Red Line train to continue their trip.
- ADA passengers and individuals who require elevator access will need to exit and board the MetroLink Station Shuttle bus at the Delmar Loop Station. The elevators at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station sustained damage during the flash flooding on July 26 and are out of service until further notice.
Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink trains are operating every 20 minutes, but due to a speed restriction for trains along some areas of the track, passengers may experience 10 to 15 minute delays.
These modified MetroLink operations and service frequency will remain in place, 7 days a week, until further notice.
Red Line MetroLink trains were unable to operate from the Central West End Station to St. Louis Lambert International Airport due to flooding conditions on the tracks and potential flash flooding damage to MetroLink equipment, light rail tracks, network communications and signals, particularly at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station, which is the pivotal station where the Red Line and Blue Line connect in St. Louis. One train stuck in the floodwaters at the Delmar Loop Station has sustained significant damage.
We will continue to update our transit customers on social media, our website and through email communications to the local media. We ask for your patience with our operators and team members who are working long hours and doing their very best to provide public transit services to the region. We are facing the same issues that some residents, motorists and businesses are dealing with from damage from the record rainfall.
For questions or assistance, please contact Metro Transit Information,
available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at
314.231.2345 (phone) or 314.207.9786 (text).