Metro Transit Service Change – Monday, November 28Return to Blog
Metro Transit will make schedule and service adjustments to MetroLink and 42 MetroBus routes operating in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Clair County, Ill., on Monday, November 28. This includes the return of Blue Line MetroLink service to the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station. In addition, service will be suspended on one MetroBus route, the #71 Patterson-Redman.
These service adjustments will improve MetroBus-MetroLink connections and should provide more reliable schedules and consistent transit service for customers. Metro Transit, like other transit agencies and businesses around the nation, continues to be challenged by workforce shortages. For more than two years, it has been necessary to cancel scheduled MetroBus trips on a daily basis due to a shortage of bus operators.
“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been regularly making adjustments to Metro Transit operations to address our workforce issues. However, some of our customers continue to experience unplanned cancellations, which can cause significant delays and inconvenience,” said Charles Stewart, Executive Director of Metro Transit. “By changing schedules and service frequency on some of our MetroBus routes and restoring Blue Line MetroLink service to Fairview Heights, we can better match our workforce resources to service levels and riders can have a better transit experience and more dependable service.”
Click here for details of the November 28 Service Change. New schedules and route maps for MetroLink and the affected MetroBus routes will be available on Transit app and the Upcoming Schedule Changes page beginning on Monday, November 14.
Transit riders who have questions or would like assistance are encouraged to text Metro Transit Information at 314.207.9786 or call 314.231.2345, available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.