Bus Shuttles Between 5 MetroLink Stations This Weekend
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Metro will not operate trains between the Wellston MetroLink Station and the North Hanley MetroLink Station this Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6 due to construction near the UMSL South MetroLink Station.
Customers will be transported by bus shuttles between those stations and should allow an extra 20 to 25 minutes for their commutes Saturday and Sunday. MetroLink will operate on a single track Friday evening to allow crews to prepare for the construction work.
Regular MetroLink service through that section of the system will resume at the start of service on Monday, May 7.
Friday, May 4, from 11:30 p.m. until the end of service, to accommodate crews working on the UMSL South interlocking project, MetroLink will operate trains on a single track between the Wellston, Rock Road, UMSL South, UMSL North, and North Hanley MetroLink Stations. Red Line passengers should expect 5 to 10 minute delays. Blue Line Service will not be impacted.
Saturday & Sunday, May 5-6, Eastbound passengers at the North Hanley MetroLink Station will need to board shuttle buses which will transport them to the UMSL North, UMSL South, Rock Road and Wellston MetroLink Stations. When passengers arrive at the Wellston MetroLink Station, they can board the train and continue their eastbound trips.
Westbound passengers at the Wellston MetroLink Station will board the shuttle buses to take them to the Rock Road, UMSL South, UMSL North, and North Hanley MetroLink Stations. When passengers arrive at North Hanley, they can resume their westbound trips on the train. Red Line MetroLink customers should allow for delays of 20 to 25 minutes. Blue Line service will not be affected.
Metro is planning two more bus shuttles the weekends of May 19-20 and June 2-3 due work on the rail improvement project near the UMSL South MetroLink Station. Updates on MetroLink operations can be found at www.metrostlouis.org in the Rider Alert section.