Tag Archives: Capital Projects
The Eads Bridge during construction.

Metro Announces Major Project to Restore Eads Bridge

Metro Transit today announced it will restore the historic Eads Bridge in what is the first extensive rehabilitation of the support structure of the bridge in its 138-year history. The work is needed to protect this national landmark and upgrade an important piece of the region’s $1.8 billion transit infrastructure so it can continue to […]

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Former Planet Mazda to Become North County Transit Center & Maintenance Facility in Ferguson, MO

Since 2001, Metro has been realigning the entire transit system to operate a more effective “hub-and-spoke” service strategy that allows for shorter neighborhood routes to transport customers to more direct, higher-frequency connections to regional employment centers and other major destinations. North St. Louis County is currently the region’s fastest-growing transit market and accounts for almost […]

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As Rail Improvement Project Begins, Section of UMSL South Park-Ride Lot Will Close Until 2013

Metro will officially begin a new light rail improvement project on Monday, November 7, at the UMSL South MetroLink Station. What does that mean for MetroLink riders? The south section of the Park-Ride lot at the UMSL South MetroLink Station will be closed for the duration of the construction project, which is scheduled to be […]

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MetroLink Schedule Changes Through Oct. For Construction near Eads Bridge

Evening and late night MetroLink operations will be modified through early October starting tonight, August 12, so crews can upgrade the light rail track system just east of the Eads Bridge. During this time, Blue Line trains will operate between the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station and the Civic Center MetroLink Station only. Eastbound Blue Line passengers […]

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RIDER ALERT: MetroLink Single Tracking July 18-19 Evening & July 23-24 Daytime for Construction

Update: Single tracking has been cancelled for Tuesday, July 19. MetroLink will continue with regular evening service. Next week, Metro will continue with projects in Illinois and preparation for the Eads Bridge rehabilitation project. To allow time and access for crews, MetroLink will operate on a single-track during these times. If you are traveling, you may […]

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Rider Alert: Single Tracking After 8pm May 23 – 26 for Eads Bridge Construction

MetroLink riders may experience brief delays in the evening next week due to construction crews on the Eads Bridge. Starting at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23 through Thursday, May 26, until the end of service each night, MetroLink will operate a special schedule to accommodate work on the Eads Bridge. Red Line trains will […]

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A Grand Demolition! Photos from Grand Bridge & Elevator Towers Demolition March 19-20

Despite some rain on Saturday night, the first weekend of the demolition of the Grand Bridge and Grand MetroLink Station elevator towers resulted in plenty of destruction. Both elevator towers are gone, and much of the Grand Avenue road deck on the bridge has been removed. Crews worked around the clock this past weekend given […]

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Grand Bridge Demolition! Bus Bridge Shuttles From CWE to Civic Center March 19-20

It’s time for the City of St. Louis to take down the Grand Bridge! Demolition starts bright and early Saturday morning, so for Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20 and 26-27 MetroLink will have interrupted service to accommodate the bridge work.  Here’s what to expect: Friday, March 18 From 8 pm until the end of service, […]

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Grand MetroLink Station, as seen from the current bridge.

Grand Bridge Construction – What’s in Store for Metro Transit Riders

The City of St. Louis is replacing the Grand Bridge.  Although the City has not yet set the official start date, at last report they were looking at mid-March. Regardless of when the bridge is torn down, we do know the project will take 18-24 months.  Here’s how the construction project may affect your commute: […]

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Saint Louis Downtown Airport Opens New Fire Station and Emergency Management Facility

On Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, Saint Louis Downtown Airport and Metro celebrated a major milestone in the history of the airport with the dedication of the $5 million Airport Fire Station and Emergency Management Facility.  U.S. Representative Jerry Costello, Susan Shea of the Illinois Department of Transportation, Metro President and CEO John Nations and many […]

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