Metro increases service for Sunday victory parade

6:41 AM, Oct 29, 2011   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) -- Additional Metro service will be available for fans who want to attend the Built Ford Tough Parade of Champions celebrating the 2011 World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

MetroLink trains will run every 10 minutes in downtown St. Louis and every 20 minutes at the stations outside of the downtown area. By 2 p.m., Metro will add Blue Line and Red Line trains to the regularly scheduled trains.

Fans are advised to avoid the Stadium MetroLink Station and take MetroLink to one of the other downtown stations to access the parade route. Those stations are Union Station, Civic Center, 8th and Pine, Convention Center, and Arch-Laclede's Landing. If the MetroLink platforms are filled with crowds and there is no room to safely allow passengers to get off the train, the doors will not open and the train will move on to the next station. Extra Metro personnel will be at several high volume MetroLink stations to assist customers.

With the Missouri Department of Transportation shutting down several highway exits and the City of St. Louis closing several main downtown streets before and during the parade, MetroBus routes will be detoured around the closures and the Cardinal Nation crowds. Check the Metro website at www.metrostlouis.org for the specific routes that will be affected by the parade and rally.

The latest updates on Metro service can be found on the website in the Rider Alert section.

KSDK

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