February 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

Winter Storm Update

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Metro Transit service is no longer being impacted by the winter storm. This blog will not continue to be updated with service communications.

With snow and sleet in our region, the team at Metro Transit is keeping an eye on the weather and working hard to get you where you need to go safely.

Download the Transit app today to receive rider alerts straight to your phone and track your ride in real time. Our Transit Information team is also available Monday through Friday. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to assist you with trip planning. Call 314.231.2345 or text 314.207.9786.

Metro Call-A-Ride customers will be contacted if there are delays to their scheduled trips. Riders can check on the status of their Call-A-Ride trip by contacting the Customer Service line at 314.289.5230.

Please plan ahead for your commute during the winter storm— dress warm, allow extra time for your trip and watch for slick spots as you head to your bus stop, transit center or MetroLink station.


Current Service Status

As of 2/4/2022 at 6:15 p.m. 

  • MetroLink Service Status:
    • Blue Line service will only be operating between Shrewsbury and Forest Park-DeBaliviere Stations through the end of service tonight, and trains will be running every 20 minutes. Passengers will need to catch a Red Line train for travel between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Fairview Heights Stations. Please plan additional time for your trip if you will need to transfer trains.
    • Red Line service is operating between Lambert Airport and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Stations. Riders are currently experiencing delays of up to 5 minutes.
    • Service will be provided through the weekend by single light rail vehicles instead of the normal MetroLink two car trains. Riders should be prepared to board and exit the light rail car through the center doors only. To accommodate this change, MetroLink operators will allow extra time for passengers to enter and exit the single light rail cars.
  • MetroBus Service Status:
    • Some MetroBus routes are experiencing delays due to road conditions and operator shortages.
    • Bus riders are encouraged to allow extra time for their commutes, and check the Transit app for real-time bus locations.
    • All MetroBus routes are currently on snow route, if applicable.
  • Metro Call-A-Ride is contacting passengers if their trip is delayed. To check on the status of a Call-A-Ride trip, contact the Customer Service line at 314.289.5230.

Metro Transit Service Updates – February 4, 2022

6:15 p.m.: Crews have cleared the ice accumulation from the overhead wires between Shiloh-Scott and College Stations in Illinois. Train service has resumed and the station shuttles have been canceled. Red Line passengers may experience delays of 5 minutes as service is returned to normal.

5 p.m.: Repairs to overhead MetroLink wires in downtown St. Louis have been completed. The single track operations between impacted stations in downtown St. Louis have been canceled. Red Line passengers may experience delays of up to 5 minutes.

2:50 p.m.: Blue Line MetroLink service is only operating between the Shrewsbury Lansdowne I-44 and Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Stations through the end of service today. Blue Line trains are running every 20 minutes. Red Line riders are experiencing 15 delays while repairs are being made to overhead MetroLink wires in downtown St. Louis. Additional updates will only be provided this evening if there are changes to transit service.

10 a.m.: MetroLink is serving all stations in Missouri and all stations in Illinois, except for the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station. Red Line service is operating between Lambert Airport and College MetroLink Stations. Blue Line MetroLink service is operating between Shrewsbury and Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Stations. Blue Line passengers will need to transfer to a Red Line train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station to continue their eastbound trip, and Red Line passengers will need to transfer to a Blue Line train at Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station to travel to Blue Line stations. MetroLink passengers may experience 15 to 30 minute delays.

8:20 a.m.: MetroLink has resumed operation between the Grand and Stadium MetroLink Stations on a single track. Bus shuttles are canceled. MetroLink passengers may experience 15-30 minute delays until further notice.

7:10 a.m.: MetroLink is not operating between the Grand and Stadium MetroLink Stations at this time due to a power system issue. Bus shuttles are transporting passengers between these stations. Delays of up to 60 minutes possible in this area. Blue Line MetroLink service is currently only operating between Shrewsbury and Forest Park-DeBaliviere Stations.

6:00 a.m.: Some MetroBus routes are experiencing delays due to road conditions and operator shortages. Bus riders are encouraged to allow extra time for their commutes today.

5:00 a.m.: MetroLink is serving all stations in Missouri and all stations in Illinois, except for the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station. Ice on the overhead lines that power MetroLink is preventing trains from traveling between College Station and Shiloh-Scott Station in Illinois.

Red Line MetroLink service is operating from Lambert Airport to College MetroLink Stations. Blue Line MetroLink service is operating from Shrewsbury to Fairview Heights MetroLink Stations. MetroLink Station Shuttles are transporting passengers by bus between the College and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Stations. Passengers traveling through this area should allow extra time for their commutes.

MetroLink passengers may experience 15 to 30 minute delays on the system until 6 a.m., and minor delays are possible after 6 a.m. during the morning rush hour.

MetroBus and Metro Call-A-Ride service are not experiencing significant delays at this time. All MetroBus routes are currently on snow route, if applicable. Metro Call-A-Ride is contacting passengers if their trip is delayed. To check on the status of a Call-A-Ride trip, contact the Customer Service line at 314.289.5230.

The Metro Transit Information text line is now open to assist passengers: 314.207.9786 (text) Transit riders are encouraged to dress warm, allow extra time for their commutes today, and to watch for slick spots as they head to their bus stop, transit center or MetroLink Station.


Metro Transit Service Updates – February 3, 2022

6:30 p.m.: MetroBus customers are generally experiencing 45 minute delays this evening. All routes are currently being served but road conditions and operator shortages are creating delays. Bus riders should allow extra time for their commutes this evening or look for alternative transportation if travel is absolutely necessary tonight. Additional updates will only be provided this evening if there are changes to transit service.

5 p.m.: Service has been restored between Fairview Heights and College Stations in Illinois. Station shuttles are still transporting riders between College and Shiloh-Scott Stations. Shuttle passengers should plan extra time for their trips. Red Line service is currently operating from Lambert Airport to College Station. Blue Line service is operating from Shrewsbury to Forest Park-DeBaliviere Stations. All MetroLink passengers may experience minor delays at this time.

4 p.m.: Blue Line trains are only operating from Forest Park-DeBaliviere to the Shrewsbury Lansdowne I-44 Station. Passengers will need to catch a Red Line train for travel between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Fairview Heights Stations this evening.

3 p.m.: Transit Information’s text line hours have been extended until 7:30 p.m. tonight, and then will reopen at 5 a.m. tomorrow morning. Text 314.207.9786 for assistance.

7:50 a.m.: Some MetroBus routes are currently experiencing significant delays of 30 minutes or more due to road conditions and operator shortages. These significant delays are expected to continue throughout the day. Bus riders are encouraged to plan ahead and allow extra time for their commutes if travel is necessary during this winter storm.

5:45 a.m.: Some MetroBus routes are seeing delays of 20 minutes or more due to road conditions and operator shortages. Bus riders should plan ahead and allow extra time for their commutes as significant delays are possible as winter weather continues to move through the region. All Illinois MetroBus routes are on snow route. There are no Missouri MetroBus routes on snow route at this time.

5:15 a.m.: MetroLink is currently unable to provide service between the Emerson Park and Shiloh-Scott Stations in Illinois due to ice accumulation on the overhead catenary wires. MetroLink Station Shuttles are transporting passengers by bus between these stations. Passengers traveling through this area should expect delays of up to 60 minutes. MetroLink is serving all other stations. MetroLink riders may experience minor delays.

5:00 a.m.: MetroLink is currently unable to provide service between the Emerson Park and Shiloh-Scott Stations in Illinois due to ice accumulation on the overhead catenary wires. MetroLink Station Shuttles are transporting passengers by bus between these stations. Passengers traveling through this area should expect delays of up to 60 minutes.

Crews completed repairs overnight and MetroLink has resumed operation between Lambert Airport and UMSL South Stations on a single track. Bus shuttles are no longer needed in this area as service has been restored. MetroLink riders may experience 15 to 30 minute delays until 6 a.m.

MetroBus and Metro Call-A-Ride service are not experiencing significant delays at this time, but riders should plan ahead and expect potential delays as snow moves into the region and road conditions worsen. Metro Call-A-Ride is contacting passengers if their trip is delayed. To check on the status of a Call-A-Ride trip, contact the Customer Service line at 314.289.5230.


Metro Transit Service Updates – February 2, 2022

8:45 p.m.: MetroLink service will NOT be restored this evening from the Emerson Park Station to the Shiloh-Scott Station. MetroLink riders traveling on this section of the light rail system will be transported between the impacted stations through the end of service tonight. In St. Louis County, MetroLink is still unable to provide service via trains between the UMSL South MetroLink Station and St. Louis Lambert International Airport. MetroLink riders will continue to be transported between impacted stations by bus or van shuttles. MetroBus and Metro Call-A-Ride are not experiencing any significant delays at this time.

2:10 p.m.: Evening MetroBus and Via Metro STL Transit Service – Via Metro STL and some MetroBus routes may experience significant delays this afternoon and evening due to hazardous road conditions and operator shortages. Transit Information is extending its hours and will be available until 8 p.m. tonight and will open at 5 a.m. tomorrow morning (Feb. 3). Contact them at at 314.207.9786 (text) or 314.231.2345 (call) for assistance.

10:50 a.m.: MetroLink has resumed service to Emerson Park. Trains continue to not operate between Lambert Airport and UMSL-South Stations, and not operate between Emerson Park and Shiloh-Scott Stations. Riders traveling in this area should expect significant delays. MetroBus is experiencing minor delays due to road conditions. Please allow extra time for your commute.

8 a.m.: The MetroStore will be closed today due to weather.

7:45 a.m.: All Illinois MetroBus routes are operating on snow route. MetroBus and Metro Call-A-Ride are not experiencing any significant delays at this time.

6:40 a.m.: MetroLink is not operating between Lambert Airport and UMSL South Stations in Missouri, and not operating between 5th & Missouri and Shiloh-Scott Stations in Illinois. Shuttles are transporting passengers by bus, and delays of up to 60 minutes possible in these areas.

5 a.m.: Due to ice accumulation on the overhead lines that power trains, MetroLink is not operating between Lambert Airport and UMSL South Stations as well as between Emerson Park and Shiloh-Scott Stations. Station shuttles are transporting passengers. Riders traveling through these areas should expect delays of up to 60 minutes. MetroBus and Metro Call-A-Ride are not experiencing any delays at this time, but riders should plan ahead for potential delays as road conditions may deteriorate.

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