MetroLink Service Will Have Bus Shuttles from Stadium and 5th & Missouri Stations Sunday Morning

UPDATE 4/21/2012: As Metro previously advised, MetroLink trains will not operate between the Busch Stadium MetroLink Station and the 5th & Missouri Station Sunday morning to accommodate work on the MetroLink overhead wires. Red and Blue Line passengers will be transported by bus shuttles between those stations from the beginning of service until noon tomorrow, April 22. THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN THE BUS SHUTTLE ROUTE DUE TO A RUN/CYCLING EVENT TOMORROW ON THE EADS BRIDGE. The main bus shuttle will transport MetroLink passengers from the Stadium, 8th & Pine, Convention Center, and 5th & Missouri stations. The shuttle buses will pick up and drop off at each of these stations. The East Riverfront MetroLink Station will be served by a shuttle that will only operate between the East Riverfront and 5th & Missouri stations. Since the bus shuttles will not be able to access the Arch-Laclede’s Landing station due to street closures, those passengers will need to take the bus shuttle to the Convention Center station and walk to the Laclede’s Landing or take a Metro van shuttle from the Convention Center station to near the Arch-Laclede’s Landing station.

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Metro will not operate trains between the Stadium MetroLink Station and the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station on Sunday morning to accommodate work on the overhead wires for MetroLink. MetroLink customers traveling between Missouri and Illinois should allow an extra 20 to 30 minutes for their travels Sunday morning.

Red and Blue Line passengers will be transported by bus shuttles to the stations located between the Stadium MetroLink Station and the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station on Sunday, April 22 from the beginning of service until noon. Stations affected are the 8th& Pine, Convention Center, Arch-Laclede’s Landing, and East Riverfront. The platforms at these stations will be closed to customers but the shuttle buses will stop at each of these stations.  Metro will operate on a single track between the East Riverfront and the Arch-Laclede’s Landing stations from noon until the end of service Sunday night.

MetroBus shuttles will operate every 20 minutes between the Stadium and 5th & Missouri MetroLink Stations. Metro will have extra personnel at the affected stations to assist customers.

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE DETAILS

Red Line service will operate between the Stadium and Lambert Airport Terminal #1 MetroLink Stations, and between the 5th & Missouri and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Stations.  Red Line passengers planning to continue eastbound from the Stadium MetroLink Station will be instructed to get off the train and board a shuttle bus for the trip to the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station, where they can board a train and continue their eastbound commute.  In Illinois, Red Line customers traveling to Missouri will be instructed to exit the train at the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station and get on a shuttle bus that will take them to the Stadium MetroLink Station, where they can board a train and resume their westbound travels.

No Blue Line service will be provided in Illinois on Sunday morning.  Blue Line service will ONLY operate between the Shrewsbury I-44 and Central West End MetroLink Stations.  In Illinois, passengers traveling westbound to Blue Line stations will need to transfer to a shuttle bus at the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station to take them to the Stadium MetroLink Station, where they will board a westbound Red Line train.  Passengers will need to transfer to a westbound Blue Line train at the Central West End MetroLink Station to continue their commute to Blue Line stations.

Eastbound Blue Line passengers will need to transfer to a Red Line train at the Central West End MetroLink Station.  Eastbound trains will stop at the Stadium MetroLink Station and passengers will be instructed to board shuttle buses which will transport them to the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station, where they can board eastbound trains to continue their commute to all Blue Line or Red Line stations.

Blue and Red Line trains will operate on a single track between the East Riverfront and the Arch-Laclede’s Landing stations from noon until the end of service Sunday night. Passengers should expect five minute delays during the single tracking operation.

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