MetroLink to operate on single track at times this week

6:42 PM, Oct 15, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) - Some MetroLink passengers will experience delays this week as workers conduct maintenance work on the tracks between the Union Station and Civic Center stations.

At 8 p.m. Monday, October 15, Tuesday, October 16, and Sunday, October 21 trains will operate on a single track between the stations with Blue Line trains only running from Forest Park-DeBaliviere to Shrewsbury.

Westbound Blue Line riders traveling between the Fairview Heights and Central West End stations should take a Red Line train to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere station to transfer to a Blue Line train.

Eastbound Blue Line riders traveling between the Central West End to the Fairview Heights station should take a Red Line train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere station to continue east.

Blue Line riders may experience 10 minute delays.

Red Line riders may experience 5-10 minute delays.

Beginning at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 through Friday, October 19 MetroLink trains will operate on a single track between the Union Station and Civic Center stations. Delays for both Blue Line and Red Line riders will be up to 10 minutes.

If the St. Louis Cardinals National League Championship Series games go longer than expected, rail work would begin later, and Metro will monitor the crowds to determine if extra service is needed.

On Saturday, October 20 trains will operate on a single track between the Union Station and Civic Center stations from the beginning of service until 8 a.m. On this day Blue Line trains will only run between Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Shrewsbury.

Westbound Blue Line going between the Fairview Heights and Central West End stations should take a Red Line train to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere station to transfer to a Blue Line train.

Eastbound Blue Line riders going between the Central West End and Fairview Heights stations should take a Red Line train at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere stations to continue traveling eastbound.

Delays up to 10 minutes should be expected for both lines.

For more information on MetroLink operations, visit their website.

KSDK

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