MetroLink service halts after train strikes person near Maplewood station


ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – MetroLink temporarily suspended service Sunday evening between two stations in St. Louis County after a train struck a pedestrian.

According to a Metro spokesperson, the incident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. near the Maplewood-Manchester station.

The transit company closed the MetroLink route between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and Richmond Heights MetroLink stations as a result. In the meantime, MetroLink is shuttling passengers by bus between the Shrewsbury, Sunnen, Maplewood, Brentwood I-64, and Richmond Heights stations.

A spokesperson for the Maplewood Police Department said the individual was taken to a local hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

The route was reopened to regular Metro service by 8:10 p.m.

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