February 12, 2023

MetroLink Will Operate Single-Car Trains on Most Blue Line Trips Starting February 13

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A MetroLink train approaches the Shewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 station. the operator can be seen through the windshield.MetroLink will operate a mix of both single-car trains and normal two-car trains starting on Monday, February 13. Red Line MetroLink service will primarily have two-car trains in operation, with an occasional one-car train in service. Single-car trains will operate on the Blue Line with a two-car train added during morning rush hour service. Customers riding on the single-car trains can enter and exit from any door on the train, but will need to wait for the train at the end of the platform where the first car normally pulls into a station.

Single-car train operations will not affect schedules, and Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink service will operate on their normal weekday and weekend schedules.

The camera systems on several of the oldest MetroLink cars are in need of repair due to voltage issues. To ensure the safety of customers, these MetroLink cars have been temporarily taken out of service. MetroLink will need to operate single-car trains on the Blue Line until the camera systems on those cars have been restored to operation.

Customers who have questions or are in need of assistance should contact Metro Transit Information by phone at 314.231.2345 or by text at 314.207.9786, available Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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3 thoughts on “MetroLink Will Operate Single-Car Trains on Most Blue Line Trips Starting February 13”

  1. Caitlyn Williams says:

    The afternoon rush hour also needs to have a two-car train added. The traffic is too heavy for a single car. Yesterday there were so many people that you had no where to stand, let alone sit. People were falling into each other and that’s dangerous. Please consider.

  2. steven siegerist says:

    This is not necessary. MetroLink currently operates 16 trains. That would be 32 cars for all two car trains. Metro has 56 cars that are not in the 1000 series and therefore does not need to crowd the passengers onto single cars. Please provide the service that my tax dollars are paying for. I did not say this before

  3. steven siegerist says:

    How many years did Metro run MetroLink cars without security cameras and monitors? A long time, so why is this a major problem? Also, when the train passes the Ewing yard the passengers see 2000s, 3000s, & 4000s sitting in the yard and not out on the line in two car trains where they should be. Metro needs some transit professionals who want to provide the service the riders are paying for!

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