Work on MetroLink System Will Cause Delays for Some Passengers

Crews will be working on the MetroLink system at several locations the rest of this week and that will cause delays for some passengers. The affected sections of the MetroLink system are:

  • Between the College MetroLink Station and Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station
  • Between the Civic Center MetroLink Station and Union Station MetroLink Station
  • Between the Union Station MetroLink Station and Central West End MetroLink Station, including the Grand MetroLink Station
  • Between the Swansea MetroLink Station and Belleville MetroLink Station

Trains will not operate in Illinois between the College and Shiloh-Scott Stations from 8 p.m. until the end of service tonight, tomorrow night and Sunday night (October 24, 25 and 28) to accommodate ongoing track work. The St. Clair County Transit District will transport Red Line MetroLink customers by MetroBus from the College MetroLink Station to the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station. Westbound passengers should allow for 20-25 minute delays and eastbound passengers should expect 5 to 10 minute delays.

Westbound Red Line passengers from Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station will need to board a shuttle bus to travel to the College MetroLink Station. From there, they can board a train to continue west. They should allow an extra 20-25 minutes for their commutes.

Eastbound Red Line passengers will exit the train at the College MetroLink Station and board a shuttle bus to continue their trip to the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station. They may experience 5-10 delays during the bus shuttle operation. Blue Line service will not be impacted.

MetroLink will operate on a single track between the Civic Center MetroLink Station and the Union Station MetroLink Station from 8 p.m. until the end of service tonight (October 24) so crews can conduct track maintenance. Blue Line trains will ONLY operate between the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station and the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. Blue Line passengers may experience 10 minute delays and Red Line passengers may encounter 5 to 10 minute delays.

Westbound Blue Line passengers traveling between the Fairview Heights Station and the Central West End Station should board a Red Line train to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station to transfer to a Blue Line train.

Eastbound Blue Line passengers traveling between the Central West End Station to the Fairview Heights Station should board a Red Line train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station to continue eastbound.

MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Grand MetroLink Station from 8 p.m. until the end of service tomorrow night (October 25) so crews can conduct track maintenance. Blue Line trains will ONLY operate between the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station and the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. Blue Line passengers may experience 10 minute delays and Red Line passengers may encounter 5 to 10 minute delays.

Westbound Blue Line passengers traveling between the Fairview Heights Station and the Central West End Station should board a Red Line train to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station to transfer to a Blue Line train.

Eastbound Blue Line passengers traveling between the Central West End Station to the Fairview Heights Station should board a Red Line train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station to continue eastbound.

MetroLink will operate on a single track between the Swansea MetroLink Station and the Belleville MetroLink Station from 8 p.m. until the end of service on Friday night (October 26), and all day and all night on Saturday and Sunday (October 27 and 28) to accommodate work at the Swansea and Belleville Stations. Red Line customers may encounter delays of 5 to 10 minutes. Blue Line service will not be affected by the work.

You can find updates on MetroLink operations on our website in the Rider Alert section.

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