RELEASE: Ride Metro to the Komen Race for the Cure this weekend

Breast cancer survivors, their families and friends, and volunteers will be heading to downtown St. Louis on Saturday, June 9, for the 2018 Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure, and Metro is a great option for anyone who wants to get to the starting line while avoiding the hassles of parking, traffic and street closures.

Racers and walkers can park their vehicles for free at any one of 21 Metro Park-Ride lots in Missouri and Illinois and ride MetroLink to the Union Station MetroLink Station or Civic Center Transit Center, which are both just a few blocks from the race registration area and starting line at Soldiers’ Memorial. MetroLink riders should note that the elevator at the Union Station MetroLink Station is currently out of service. (So give them an option)

MetroBus is another option to get to the Komen Race to Cure in downtown St. Louis. Participants can ride on any one of 17 MetroBus routes to the Civic Center Transit Center and walk a few blocks north the event site. Transit riders should note that several MetroBus routes will be detoured on Saturday due to street closures, and they are encouraged to contact Metro Transit Information or check the Rider Alert section of metrostlouis.org for details on their MetroBus route.

MetroLink will operate on the normal weekend schedule on June 9, and station platforms will be monitored with extra service added, if needed. Metro will also have extra security and personnel on the transit system to assist passengers.

To plan your commute to the 2018 Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure, download the Metro On The Go App to your mobile device, use the Trip Planner on metrostlouis.org or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

MetroBus Reroutes

Eleven MetroBus routes will be detoured on June 9, beginning early in the morning, due to downtown street closures for the Race for the Cure. MetroBus passengers using these routes should allow extra time for their commutes. The impacted routes include:

  • #4 Natural Bridge
  • #10 Gravois-Lindell
  • #11 Chippewa
  • #19 St. Louis Avenue
  • #32 ML King
  • #40 North Broadway
  • #41 Lee
  • #74 Florissant
  • #94 Page
  • #96 Market Street Shuttle
  • #97 Delmar

For more information about these MetroBus reroutes, visit the Rider Alerts section of metrostlouis.org or contact Metro Transit Information.

About Metro Transit

Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 83 MetroBus routes in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Metro also operates MetroLink light rail vehicles on 46 miles of track serving 37 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro Transit is one of five enterprises operated by Bi-State Development

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