ST. LOUIS – Metro will provide extra transit for Fair St. Louis this year.

The fair will be held in Forest Park, but on-street parking inside the park will be banned during the three-day festival. This could make getting to the fair tricky for some attendees.

To help ease transit stress, additional MetroLink service will be added Thursday, July 3; Friday, July 4; and Saturday, July 5. Extra trains will be added to help ease congestion the large crowds are expected to create.

Two MetroLink stations are located within 6/10 of a mile from the entrance to the fair: Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Skinker. Riders who take the Red Line between Lambert Airport and Shiloh-Scott should use the Forest Park-DeBaliviere station. Riders who travel on the Blue Line between Shrewsbury and University City stations should use the Skinker station.

Metro says they will have employees and ticket agents at high volume stations to assist riders. Trains are expected to be crowded, and passengers are asked to be patient and respectful of others.

MetroBuses are also an option for fair attendees, but it's important to note the #3 Forest Park Trolley and the #90 Hampton will not operate in Forest Park from 3 p.m. Thursday, July 3 through the end of MetroBus service on Saturday.

Train and bus schedules can be found on Metro's website.

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