December 13, 2011

MetroLink Single Track Thursday and Friday to Accommodate Grand Bridge Construction

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The contractor for the construction of the Grand Boulevard Bridge needs to perform work over the MetroLink alignment near the Grand Station later this week. In order to perform this work, MetroLink will single track at the Grand MetroLink Station this Thursday and Friday night beginning at 8 p.m. until the end of service. Here’s what riders can expect:

Blue Line trains will only operate from Forest Park Station to Shrewsbury Station.

Westbound Blue Line passengers traveling between the Fairview Heights Station and the Central West End Station should board a Red Line train to Forest Park Station to catch a Blue Line train.

Eastbound Blue Line passengers traveling between Central West End Station and the Fairview Heights Station should board a Red Line train at Forest Park Station to continue eastbound.

Beginning at 7:21 p.m., westbound Red Line departure times from Shiloh-Scott have been delayed 5 minutes from the posted schedule times.  So, if a train was normally scheduled to depart Shiloh-Scott at 7:21 p.m., it will now depart Shiloh-Scott at 7:26 p.m.

Blue Line passengers traveling east of the Forest Park MetroLink Station should plan for 15 to 20 minute delays during the single track operations. Delays of 5-10 minutes expected on the Red Line.

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2 thoughts on “MetroLink Single Track Thursday and Friday to Accommodate Grand Bridge Construction”

  1. Jason Fossella says:

    hey, is there anywhere I can go for an update on how the bridge replacement is going? Pics and that sort of thing? I’m just curious about it.

    1. Courtney says:

      Jason, we’ve got pictures of the Grand elevators going up and the progress around the Grand Station that we will be posting tomorrow. 🙂

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