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July 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

Reminder: Terminal #1 MetroLink Station To Close July 27

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AirportTerminal1PROMOAre you using MetroLink to travel to or from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in the next few weeks? Here’s some information you’ll want to know before you head out.

Crews will temporarily close the Lambert Airport Terminal #1 MetroLink Station to perform rehabilitation work. The station will receive new concrete, paint, tactile strips, an upgraded electrical system and new lights. The station will close on Monday, July 27 and is scheduled to reopen Monday, Aug. 10.

MetroLink service will end at the Lambert Airport Terminal #2 MetroLink Station. MetroLink Red Line service outside of Lambert Airport Terminal #1 Station will not be affected, and trains will operate on normal weekday and weekend schedules during the rehabilitation project.

The airport will operate free Terminal Shuttles to connect Metro passengers between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. During the Lambert Airport Terminal #1 Station closure:

  • Metro passengers heading to Terminal 1: Exit MetroLink train at the Lambert Airport Terminal #2 MetroLink Station. Then, board a Terminal Shuttle at Entry 12 of Terminal 2 to complete trip to Terminal 1.
  • Metro passengers leaving Terminal 1: Board a Terminal Shuttle at Entry 12 of Terminal 1 to travel to Terminal 2. Then, head to the Lambert Airport Terminal #2 MetroLink Station and board an eastbound MetroLink train.

The airport will have signage to help direct passengers to the Terminal Shuttles. Riders are encouraged to allow extra time during these trips, as they may experience delays of up to 30 minutes when using the shuttles to travel between the two terminals.

From 8 p.m. Friday, July 24, until end of service on Sunday, July 26, one side of the Lambert Airport Terminal #1 Station platform will be closed as crews begin preparing for the rehabilitation project. MetroLink customers will still be able to use the station during this period, but will access trains only on one side of the platform. MetroLink will operate on a normal weekday schedule on Friday, July 24, and on a normal weekend schedule on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26.

Both MetroLink Stations at the airport are owned by Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The airport is managing the project contractor and funding the improvements to the Lambert Airport Terminal #1 Station. This is the first major rehabilitation of the station since it opened in 1994.