April 26, 2018 | 2 Comments

MetroLink to Operate on New Track Starting Monday

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Construction of a new section of rail for the Cortex MetroLink Station project has been completed, and MetroLink will begin operating on this new track starting on Monday (April 30).

Work to accommodate this change may result in delays for some MetroLink passengers this weekend.

A new section of rail has been installed north of the existing MetroLink tracks between Sarah Street and Boyle Avenue. This rail connects with the new Cortex MetroLink Station, which is scheduled to open later this year. Westbound MetroLink trains will begin operating on this new section of track starting Monday, and trains will pass through the Cortex MetroLink Station project area as construction continues on the new station.

In preparation for this track shift, on Friday, April 27, from 8 p.m. to end of service and all day on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Grand MetroLink Station, and Blue Line trains will only operate between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Stations.

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2 thoughts on “MetroLink to Operate on New Track Starting Monday”

  1. Carmen Hawkins says:

    Will the CWE Station close when the Cortex Station opens? Do you know if BJC/WashU will provide shuttle buses for their employees?

    1. Jerry says:

      Metro will start work to extend the platform at the Central West End MetroLink Station after construction of the Cortex Station is completed – a date hasn’t been set. This construction project may require closure of the station over a weekend, but we are working to minimize the impact of this work to riders. Stay tuned to NextStop for details later this year.

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