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January 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

Metro Transit Prepares for Winter Storm

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Winter Weather Status Report

The St. Louis region is experiencing a winter storm that could cause delays to your commute. We’ll make sure to inform you of the latest Metro operations here, with the newest updates being published first. For specific information regarding your trip, call Transit Information Services by phone Friday (January 13) from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345.

Metro Transit Update: Saturday, January 14 – 12:35 p.m.

Transit Information Services will end its extended winter weather coverage at 2 p.m. this afternoon. If you’re in need of trip information, please use Trip Planner online or download the Metro On The Go app.

Metro Transit Update: Saturday, January 14 – 5 a.m.

MetroLink is operating on schedule without any delays at this time. MetroBus is operating normal service, and no routes are reporting any significant delays at this time.

Metro Transit Update: Friday, January 13 – 10:30 p.m.

MetroLink is operating normally at this time. MetroLink passengers may experience 10 to 15 minute delays until the end of service this evening. MetroBus routes are not reporting any significant delays due to weather conditions at this time.

Metro Transit Update: Friday, January 13 – 7:40 p.m.

MetroLink has resumed service between the Fairview Heights and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Stations. Blue Line MetroLink trains have resumed normal operation between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and Fairview Heights MetroLink Stations. MetroLink passengers may experience 10 to 15 minute delays until further notice.

Some MetroBus routes are experiencing moderate delays of 10 to 15 minutes at this time.

Metro Transit Update: Friday, January 13 – 5:01 p.m.

Blue Line MetroLink trains are currently operating between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and Emerson Park MetroLink Stations. Red Line MetroLink trains are currently operating between Lambert Airport and the Fairview Heights MetroLink Stations.

Metro Transit Update: Friday, January 13 – 4:51 p.m.

A few MetroBus routes are experiencing delays at this time, including: #8 Bates-Morganford, #80 Park-Shaw, #58X Twin Oaks Express, #110 Affton and #410 Eureka Express. The bus routes are experiencing delays of 30 to 60 minutes at this time.

Metro Transit Update: Friday, January 13 – 4:30 p.m.

At this time, MetroLink Station Shuttles are transporting passengers by bus between the Fairview Heights and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Stations in Illinois. Shuttles will serve the Fairview Heights, Memorial Hospital, Swansea, Belleville, College and Shiloh-Scott Stations, as trains are unable to operate between these stations due to weather conditions. Passengers traveling through this area may experience delays of 30 to 45 minutes. MetroLink service operating outside of this area, west of the Fairview Heights Station, is not experiencing any significant delays at this time.

Metro Transit Update: Friday, January 13 – 4 p.m.

MetroLink passengers traveling between the Fairview Heights and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Stations in Illinois may experience delays of 20 to 30 minutes due to weather conditions.

Metro Transit Update: Friday, January 13 – 3:30 p.m.

MetroLink passengers may experience delays of five to 10 minutes due to weather conditions.

Metro Transit Update: Friday, January 13 – 1:29 p.m.

The #59 Dogtown is on its regular route. All MetroBus routes are on their normal routes at this time.

Metro Transit Update: Friday, January 13 – 11:09 a.m.

The #59 Dogtown is on snow route. The #1 Main Street-State Street and the #13 Caseyville-Marybelle are on regular routes.

Metro Transit Update: Friday, January 13 – 10:23 a.m.

The #1 Main Street-State Street and the 13 Caseyville-Marybelle in Illinois are on snow route at this time.

Metro Transit Update: Friday, January 13 – 10:15 a.m.

MetroLink is operating on schedule without any delays at this time. MetroBus is operating normal service, and no routes are reporting any significant delays at this time. Metro Call-A-Ride is not experiencing any significant delays at this time. The MetroStore at 7th and Washington in downtown St. Louis is closed today due to weather conditions. Airport offices at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Illinois are closed today due to weather conditions. The airfield remains open at this time.


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Metro transit is preparing for and carefully monitoring the winter storm expected to impact the bi-state region with rain, freezing rain and accumulating ice.

Metro joins the Missouri Highway Patrol in encouraging you to stay home or work from home on Friday, January 13, if at all possible. Those who choose to take public transit should plan ahead and allow extra time Friday and this weekend to get back and forth to work, especially during the rush hour Friday evening, all day Saturday and possibly Sunday morning.

The potential for significant delays is likely if the winter storm produces the forecasted ice accumulation. The safety of passengers is Metro’s top priority, and if conditions become too hazardous, Metro will modify, limit or even suspend service as a result of the winter storm.

“We expect there will be some challenges due to the ice. We are asking our customers to stay home if they can or if they are not able to do so, to anticipate and plan ahead for delays,” said Ray Friem, Executive Director of Metro Transit. “Please be patient with our operators and know that we will do everything we can to safely get you to where you need to go. MetroBus vehicles and Call-A-Ride vans can only travel as fast as the road conditions permit. Snow is rarely an issue for MetroLink, but accumulating ice and power outages around the region can impact MetroLink operations.”    

Delays for MetroBus and Call-A-Ride passengers are likely. To better assist you, Metro is expanding the hours for Transit Information representatives to help by phone Friday (January 13) from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call them at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 during those times. Metro Call-A-Ride passengers can check on the status of their trips by calling 314-289-5230.

Metro will update you about major service delays through the media, on Facebook, on Twitter and on here. You can also call Metro Transit Information or check these online resources for information about transit service before starting their trip.

Walking and driving could become treacherous during the winter storm. MetroLink station platforms, transit centers, bus stops and parking lots could be slick from the freezing rain and ice, so be extra careful. Metro crews have already pre-treated areas where feasible and will have crews dedicated to the Metro parking lots, walkways, transfer areas and platforms.

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2 thoughts on “Metro Transit Prepares for Winter Storm”

  1. John F. Crowley says:

    Thank you Metro for the comprehensive updates. They were extremely helpful. Special thanks also to Metro personnel who worked the expanded call center hours. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. And last of all, thanks to all of the MetroBus and MetroLink operators for getting us where we needed to go.

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      Johh, glad the updates were helpful. I’ll make sure to send your comment to Metro operations.

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