Construction of a new section of rail for the Cortex MetroLink Station project has been completed, and MetroLink will begin operating on this new track starting on Monday, April 30. Work to accommodate this change in operation may result in delays for some Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink passengers this weekend.
A new section of rail has been installed north of the existing MetroLink tracks between Sarah Street and Boyle Avenue. This rail connects with the new Cortex MetroLink Station, which is scheduled to open later this year. Westbound MetroLink trains will begin operating on this new section of track starting Monday, and trains will pass through the Cortex MetroLink Station project area as construction continues on the new station.
In preparation for this track shift, on Friday, April 27, from 8 p.m. to end of service and all day on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Grand MetroLink Station, and Blue Line trains will only operate between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 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 trip.
- Eastbound Blue Line passengers will need to board a Red Line train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station to continue their eastbound trip.
- Red Line MetroLink passengers may experience delays of 5 to 10 minutes.
- Passengers should allow 10 minutes when transferring between Red Line and Blue Line trains.