July 8, 2016 | 5 Comments

MetroLink Work Scheduled July 11-15

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Some MetroLink passengers should allow extra time for their commutes next week as maintenance work on the MetroLink system may result in delays.

To accommodate work crews, Red Line MetroLink service will end at the College MetroLink Station and a Shuttle Train will transport passengers to and from the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station during the evenings of July 11 through July 15. MetroLink will also operate on a single track between the College and Shiloh-Scott Stations during the early mornings from July 12 through July 15.

In addition, MetroLink will operate on a single track between the Laclede’s Landing and East Riverfront Stations during the midday from July 11 through July 15. Red Line and Blue Line service is not expected to be impacted by this single track operation.

On Monday through Friday (July 11-15) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., MetroLink will operate on a single track between the Laclede’s Landing and East Riverfront MetroLink Stations.

  • No delays to Red Line and Blue Line service are expected due to this single-track operation.

On Monday through Friday (July 11-15) from 8 p.m. until end of service, regular Red Line MetroLink service will end at the College Station. Passengers who normally park at the Shiloh-Scott Station are encouraged to park at the College Station to avoid delays.

  • Eastbound passengers traveling to the Shiloh-Scott Station will need to get off the Red Line MetroLink train at College Station and board a Shuttle Train to the Shiloh-Scott Station. Eastbound riders traveling from College Station to the Shiloh-Scott Station may experience delays of 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Westbound passengers at the Shiloh-Scott Station will need to ride a Shuttle Train to the College Station where they can transfer to a westbound Red Line Westbound riders traveling from the Shiloh-Scott Station to the College Station may experience delays of 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Blue Line MetroLink service will not be impacted.

On Tuesday through Friday (July 12-15) from the beginning of service until 5:30 a.m., MetroLink will operate on a single track between the College and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Stations.

  • Red Line MetroLink trains will operate between the College and Shiloh-Scott Stations, but Red Line passengers may experience delays of 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Blue Line MetroLink service will not be impacted.
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5 thoughts on “MetroLink Work Scheduled July 11-15”

  1. Lewis Oliver says:

    If MetroLink will operate on a single track between the College & Shiloh-Scott Stations during the early mornings from July 12 through July 15, why cannot the MetroLink leave 5 to 10 minutes early, that way arriving on time at the first stop College & not inconvenience riders?

    Seems like a small fix to a larger problem? The bus schedule does not accommodate passengers arriving late…

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      Lewis, we understand the track maintenance that occurs in the morning and at night does inconvenience some; however, this important work insures that MetroLink remains operating efficiently for years to come. As for leaving five to 10 minutes early, we do execute this type of operation during some track maintenance projects; however, leaving early from the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station in this instance would not work from on operation stand point.

  2. Brad Johnson says:

    I agree, why no modification to bus schedules “IF” the MetroLink will be arriving 5 to 10 minutes late???

    I have had to adjust my departure time by 45 minutes to make connections!

    How much longer will this construction affect the westbound route?

    Is the completion date in sight?

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      Brad, bus schedules are hard to modify as they line up with many different time points, transit centers and MetroLink stations across a particular MetroBus line. For the most part, MetroBus schedules are modified four times each year during a Metro Quarterly Service Change. We plan to wrap up the replacement of concrete railroad ties by the end of September.

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