Service Restoration Phase 1 Begins Today
UPDATE: As of Tuesday morning, Google Transit directions are available at www.google.com/transit or www.metrostlouis.org.
The first phase in Metro’s Restoration 2010 began today with additional or new service being offered on MetroLink and Missouri MetroBus (see a previous post for complete listing of route and schedule changes). Phase 1 focuses on increasing rush-hour MetroLink train frequency by 25 percent and restoring, expanding or restructuring 20 bus routes. Bus route changes include the return of the Forest Park Shuttle and changes in the #99 Downtown Trolley to serve more locations, including City Museum.
The increased rush-hour frequency on MetroLink means trains every 12 minutes on the Red Line and Blue Line and every 6 minutes between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Fairview Heights MetroLink Stations.
The second phase of Restoration is scheduled for August 30, 2010.
As of the writing of this post, Google Transit is not working properly after restoration changes took effect. Please plan your trip using TripFinder (also linked from www.metrostlouis.org). We will post an update on the blog, main website, Facebook and Twitter when Google Transit information is updated and available.