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July 15, 2019 | 2 Comments

MetroLink Elevator Rehabilitation Begins July 22

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Metro Transit will repair and restore elevators at three MetroLink stations beginning July 22. To accommodate this rehabilitation work, each of the three elevators will need to be out of service for approximately five months.

The first elevator scheduled to go out of service for rehabilitation is the eastbound elevator at the 8th & Pine MetroLink Station on July 22. That will be followed by work beginning on the eastbound elevator at the East Riverfront MetroLink Station on July 29 and on the westbound elevator at the Convention Center MetroLink Station on August 19.

“This rehabilitation work will ensure that we can continue to provide safe and reliable service for our customers,” said Jessica Mefford-Miller, Executive Director of Metro Transit. “These elevators have been part of the MetroLink system since the beginning and are now more than 25 years old. With these improvements, we will be able to extend their operational lives so they can continue to serve customers for another 25 years.”

If you require elevators, here are suggestions:

  • Allow extra time for your commute
  • Consider using alternative MetroLink stations
  • If you end your trip at a MetroLink station with an elevator outage, do not exit the train at the station. Instead continue to the next MetroLink station with a center platform, cross the platform to board a train traveling back to your destination, and use the working elevator to complete your trip.
    • For the 8th & Pine Station, continue your trip eastbound to the Laclede’s Landing Station, cross the platform and catch a westbound train to reach the working elevator at 8th & Pine Station.
    • For the East Riverfront, continue your trip eastbound to the 5th & Missouri Station, cross the platform and catch a westbound train to reach the working elevator at East Riverfront Station.
    • For the Convention Center Station, continue your trip westbound to the Civic Center Station, cross the platform and catch an eastbound train to reach the working elevator at Convention Center Station.
  • If you need to start your trip at a MetroLink station with an elevator outage, use the working elevator and board a MetroLink train headed in the opposite direction of your trip. Continue to the next MetroLink station with a center platform, and cross the platform to board a train traveling to your destination.
    • To head eastbound from 8th & Pine Station, use the working westbound elevator to catch a westbound train and head to Civic Center Station. Cross the platform to catch an eastbound train to complete your trip.
    • To head eastbound from East Riverfront Station, use the working westbound elevator to catch a westbound train and head to Laclede’s Landing Station. Cross the platform to catch an eastbound train to complete your trip.
    • To head westbound from Convention Center Station, use the working eastbound elevator to catch an eastbound train and head to Laclede’s Landing Station. Cross the platform to catch a westbound train to complete your trip.

For additional information or assistance, contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 (phone) or 314-207-9786 (text), available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Customers can also use the Passenger Assist Telephones, which are located at all MetroLink stations, for assistance.

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2 thoughts on “MetroLink Elevator Rehabilitation Begins July 22”

  1. Jin (Jean) Zou says:

    I know that the bus 58X will no long be in Market Street after Sept 30th. I am wondering if it is possible to change it back to the existing route as right now, be along Market street. My co-workers and me all not feel safe and convenient to walk from the bus stop on Olive street to Postal office building on Union station. Thank you.

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      Jin, the changes coming on September 30 are final. We recommend making travel plans now so that you’re prepared when the changes go into effect at the end of the month.

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