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MetroLink Schedule Change | Monday, March 4

New MetroLink schedules will go into effect on Monday, March 4, as Blue Line MetroLink service resumes normal operations for the first time since flash flooding in July 2022 caused millions of dollars of damage to the transit system.

The return of normal Blue Line MetroLink service on Monday will also include the reopening of the westbound platforms at the University City-Big Bend and Skinker Stations, and the end of modified boarding at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station. See below for more details.


MetroLink Service Details 

SCHEDULES

New MetroLink schedules will go into effect on Monday, March 4.
Blue Line and Red Line MetroLink trains will continue to operate eastbound and westbound trains every 20 minutes, but all schedules are being adjusted for train arrival times.

Click on the links in the ‘New MetroLink Schedules’ section below to see new schedules at each MetroLink Station or the new systemwide MetroLink schedule. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Metro Transit Information at 314.231.2345 (phone) or 314.207.9786 (text)

CHANGES TO TRAIN BOARDING

The westbound platforms at the University City-Big Bend and Skinker MetroLink Stations will reopen to service on Monday, March 4. It was necessary to close these platforms due to the flood damage, which required both westbound and eastbound MetroLink passengers to use the eastbound platform to board their trains. Starting Monday, westbound Blue Line passengers will use the westbound platforms at these stations and will no longer need to cross to the other platform.

Normal boarding will resume at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station on Monday, March 4. All MetroLink passengers at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station will resume boarding westbound trains from the northside of the platform and all eastbound trains from the southside of the platform. The modified boarding at the station since the flash flood is cancelled.

NEW METROLINK SCHEDULES

Systemwide MetroLink Schedule – Weekday  |  Systemwide MetroLink Schedule – Weekend

Lambert Airport Terminal #1  |  Lambert Airport Terminal #2  |  North Hanley  |  UMSL-North
UMSL-South  |  Rock Road  |  Wellston  |  Delmar Loop  |  Forest Park-DeBaliviere
Central West End  | 
Cortex  |  Grand  |  Union Station  |  Civic Center  |  Stadium  |  8th & Pine  |
Convention Center 
Laclede’s Landing

Shrewsbury-Landowne I-44  |  Sunnen  |  Maplewood-Manchester  |  Brentwood I-64
Richmond Heights  |  Clayton  |  Forsyth  |  University City-Big Bend  |  Skinker

East Riverfront  |  5th & Missouri  |  Emerson Park  |  JJK Center  |  Washington Park
Fairview Heights  | 
Memorial Hospital  |  Swansea  |  Belleville  |  College  |  Shiloh-Scott

 


BACKGROUND

On July 26, 2022, more than nine inches of rain fell in less than 24 hours, and the resulting flood damage severely compromised the MetroLink system, particularly between the Delmar Loop and Forest Park-DeBaliviere Stations. In the hours and days following the flood, bus shuttles were serving many MetroLink stations due to severely limited train service. On July 30, 2022, Red Line MetroLink service was restored, and Blue Line was partially restored. Blue Line MetroLink service would not resume its full route to the Fairview Heights Station until November 2022.

The final damage assessment estimated more than $40 million in costs for flood mitigation and repairs to the light rail system, which included the loss of one MetroLink train, substantial damage to both elevators at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station, damage to five miles of track, and substantial damage to communications equipment and signal houses, which are important for managing track switches and train movement.

Metro Transit’s Rail Systems and Maintenance teams have been working non-stop to replace equipment and repair all of the flood damage. Both elevators at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station returned to service in 2023. Track repairs are complete, with the majority of repairs finished in the three days following the flood. Metro Transit teams recently made the final repairs, new equipment installation and testing of MetroLink’s communications system and new signal house, which is allowing Blue Line MetroLink service to resume normal operations on Monday, March 4.

 

Contact Metro Transit Information for assistance or if you have any questions.

314.207.9786 (TEXT) |​​​​  314.231.2345 (PHONE)
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