MetroLink work scheduled December 17-21

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Blue Line MetroLink trains will only operate between Shrewsbury and Forest Park during the evenings of December 17th to December 21st to accommodate work along the light rail system. Metro passengers are encouraged to allow a little extra time for their evening commutes this week as minor delays are possible.

On Monday and Friday (December 17th & 21st) from 8:00 pm to end of service, MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Union Station and Civic Center MetroLink Station due to work on the overhead wires of the light rail system.

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (December 18th-20th) from 8:00 pm to end of service, MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Central West End MetroLink Station to accommodate work on the station’s platform extension project.

During these periods, Blue Line MetroLink trains will only operate between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Stations.
· Westbound Blue Line passengers will need to board a Red Line train between the Fairview Heights and Central West End MetroLink Stations, and travel to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station to transfer to a Blue Line train and continue their westbound trips.
· Eastbound Blue Line passengers will need to board a Red Line train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station to continue their eastbound trips.
· Red Line MetroLink passengers may experience delays of 5 minutes.
· Passengers should allow 10 minutes when transferring between Red Line and Blue Line trains.

Updates on Metro Transit operations can be found at metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section, on Twitter at @STLMetro and on Facebook at St. Louis Metro Transit. For more information, contact Metro Transit Information by calling 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 or texting 314-207-9786, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Metro riders can also text Metro Transit Public Safety directly at 314-300-0188, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.