List of MetroLink (St. Louis) stations

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The current MetroLink system map. Routes:
  Red Line
  Blue Line

MetroLink is a light rail transit system serving the Greater St. Louis area in the United States. The system is operated by the Bi-State Development Agency, which since 2003 has done business as Metro.[1] With an average weekday ridership of 56,900 in 2014, MetroLink is the twelfth-busiest light rail system in the United States.[2]

The system currently has 37 stations; 13 stations are served only by the Red Line, 9 stations only by the Blue Line, and the other 15 stations by both lines. Twelve stations are located in St. Louis, Missouri, 14 in St. Louis County, Missouri, and 11 in St. Clair County, Illinois.[3] Central West End is the busiest station by daily ridership, while Sunnen is the least busy.[4]

MetroLink began service on July 31, 1993, with the opening of the Red Line segment from North Hanley to 5th & Missouri.[5] An infill station at East Riverfront and an extension to Lambert–St. Louis International Airport opened in 1994, followed by a second station at the airport in 1998.[6][7][8] Since then, the system has had two major expansions. The first expansion, known as the St. Clair County Extension, was completed on May 5, 2001, with the extension of the Red Line to Belleville, Illinois and two years later to Scott Air Force Base.[9][10] The second major expansion, known as the Cross County Extension, was completed on August 26, 2006, with the addition of the Blue Line branch from Forest Park-DeBaliviere to Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 via Clayton, Missouri.[11]

Stations[edit]

* Official transfer stations
Terminals
Station platform of the Lambert Airport Main station at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
West side view of the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 station
Station platform of the Civic Center station (I-64 can be seen in the background)
An entrance to the westbound platform for the 8th & Pine subway station
Station platform of the East Riverfront station located on the Illinois side of the Eads Bridge
Station Lines City[3] Opened Weekday ridership
(FY2011)[4]
5th & Missouri      Red
     Blue
East St. Louis July 31, 1993[5] 1,840
8th & Pine      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993[5] 1,900
Belleville      Red Belleville May 5, 2001[9] 680
Brentwood I-64      Blue Brentwood August 26, 2006[11] 910
Central West End      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993[5] 5,440
Civic Center      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993[5] 3,100
Clayton      Blue Clayton August 26, 2006[11] 880
College      Red Belleville May 5, 2001[9] 860
Convention Center      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993[5] 1,600
Delmar Loop      Red St. Louis July 31, 1993[5] 1,940
East Riverfront      Red
     Blue
East St. Louis May 14, 1994[6] 730
Emerson Park      Red
     Blue
East St. Louis May 5, 2001[9] 880
Fairview Heights      Red
     Blue
Fairview Heights May 5, 2001[9] 1,930
Forest Park–DeBaliviere*      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993[5] 3,980
Forsyth      Blue University City August 26, 2006[11] 390
Grand      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993[5] 3,010
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center      Red
     Blue
East St. Louis May 5, 2001[9] 480
Laclede's Landing      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993[5] 1,050
Lambert Airport Terminal 1      Red St. Louis June 25, 1994[7] 1,490
Lambert Airport Terminal 2      Red St. Louis December 23, 1998[8] 440
Maplewood–Manchester      Blue Maplewood August 26, 2006[11] 670
Memorial Hospital      Red Belleville May 5, 2001[9] 410
North Hanley      Red Berkeley July 31, 1993[5] 3,350
Richmond Heights      Blue Richmond Heights August 26, 2006[11] 660
Rock Road      Red Pagedale July 31, 1993[5] 1,620
Shiloh–Scott      Red Shiloh June 23, 2003[10] 810
Shrewsbury–Lansdowne I-44      Blue St. Louis August 26, 2006[11] 1,860
Skinker      Blue St. Louis August 26, 2006[11] 700
Stadium      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993[5] 1,290
Sunnen      Blue Maplewood August 26, 2006[11] 220
Swansea      Red Swansea May 5, 2001[9] 480
UMSL North      Red Normandy July 31, 1993[5] 640
UMSL South      Red Normandy July 31, 1993[5] 750
Union Station      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993[5] 1,620
University City–Big Bend      Blue University City August 26, 2006[11] 480
Washington Park      Red
     Blue
Washington Park May 5, 2001[9] 560
Wellston      Red Wellston July 31, 1993[5] 950

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bi-State Development Agency Adopts 'Metro' As New Name" (PDF) (Press release). Bi-State Development Agency. January 24, 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 24, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Transit Ridership Report: Third Quarter 2014" (PDF). American Public Transportation Association. December 10, 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Station Area Profiles". Bi-State Development Agency. 2014. Archived from the original on February 10, 2015. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b BAE Urban Economics (October 2012). "St. Louis MetroLink TOD Market Study" (PDF). East-West Gateway Transit Oriented Development Study. pp. 85–86. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Hick, Virginia Baldwin; Franklin, Donald E. (August 3, 1993). "Riders Pack MetroLink on First Workday". St. Louis Post-Dispatch – via Questia. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ a b Goodrich, Robert (April 27, 1994). "East St. Louis Starring in MetroLink". St. Louis Post-Dispatch – via Questia. (Subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ a b Tipton, Virgil (June 22, 1994). "Takeoff: MetroLink Opens Lambert Stop Saturday". St. Louis Post-Dispatch – via Questia. (Subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ a b "2nd MetroLink Station Opens at Lambert". St. Louis Business Journal. December 23, 1998. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i Leiser, Ken (May 4, 2001). "Bi-State Braces for Big Weekend of Free Fares". St. Louis Post-Dispatch – via Highbeam Business. (Subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ a b "Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station Grand Opening Today" (PDF) (Press release). Bi-State Development Agency. June 21, 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 24, 2006. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Metro Announces August 26 Grand Opening Date for Cross County MetroLink Extension" (PDF) (Press release). Bi-State Development Agency. August 7, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 9, 2007. 

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