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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Metro officials say they are beefing up security this weekend.  They say they will be taking extra precautions for the safety of playoff crowds.

Metro’s main goal is to make sure no incidents happen, however, they realized that sometimes they do, but they wanted to make sure they’re taking extra precautions to be on the safe side.

Metro says with the Chicago Cubs in town playing in the National League Division Series and other major events all taking place this weekend in St. Louis, additional security guards and officers will be very visible   on MetroLink trains and platforms.

With the increase surge in crime seen throughout the city Metro says if could raise some concerns for some riders.

So for those heading downtown and planning to ride Metro, they want to remind riders to take precautions in parking their cars in the 21 free park and ride lots and board Metro to their final destination

Metro officials are also sending a strong warning for riders to be on alert.

Patti Beck   Metro Director of Communications:  “It's one of those things were  you really need to be award of your surroundings  even  if it's just walking down the side walk, getting in your car, going to concerts, sporting event, or  a fair  where ever you go you just need to be aware what going on around you.”

In additional to the added security on the MetroLink, more St. Louis police officers will be on duty in the downtown area to make sure fans, residents and visitors feel safe.