December 1, 2023

New Operating Plan for MetroLink Starting December 4

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MetroLink train stopped at the Cortex MetroLink Station

MetroLink will implement a new operating plan starting at the beginning of service on Monday, December 4, which will include periods of two-car service, single-car service and single-car boarding. This new operating plan follows the conclusion of a pilot program launched on October 2 to evaluate potential benefits of single-car MetroLink service.

Under the new operating plan:

  • During weekdays (Monday through Friday), two-car trains will be in operation on the Red and Blue Lines from beginning of service until 8 p.m.
  • During weekday evenings after 8 p.m., MetroLink customers will need to board on the front train car. The rear car will be closed and customers will not be able to board it.
  • During weekends, MetroLink will operate single-car trains all-day long on Saturday and Sunday.
  • MetroLink will operate two-car service during weekday evenings and weekends if needed, when there are large events in downtown St. Louis or other instances of high ridership.

Single-car boarding and single-car service will be used during low ridership periods due to public safety benefits highlighted during the pilot program, including more effective surveillance and patrols from the Metro Transit Public Safety team, law enforcement partners and contracted security teams.

“We are always looking for operational efficiencies while balancing customer needs both with space and security. We appreciate the patience demonstrated by our customers during this pilot program, and now as we implement these MetroLink changes,” said Taulby Roach, President and CEO of Bi-State Development.

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2 thoughts on “New Operating Plan for MetroLink Starting December 4”

  1. nix says:

    Will the data behind this decision be published? Or is it just vibes?

  2. A says:

    Glad to see this change from Metro! It was nice to not feel like a sardine this week during my commute. Hopefully you can include 2-car trains on game days for Blues and other games.

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