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One of the things Charlene says she looks forward to every day – for the last 10 years – is her train ride to and from work each day.
To begin her commute, Charlene parks her car in the free Park-Ride lot at the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station and rides MetroLink into downtown St. Louis. Her reason to ditch the car is pretty clear.
“I didn’t want to pay for gas and parking, hands down,” she said.
For her, MetroLink is also her stress-reliever.
“It’s easier for me,” she said. “I don’t have to deal with traffic.”
Although she relies on MetroLink primarily for work, Charlene also uses the train to attend various events downtown.