(KMOV.com) – Metro said it will add increased security to during Fair St. Louis to handle the influx of new riders.
Metro said it expects lots of people to use MetroLink trains as a means of travelling to Fair St. Louis. Officials with Metro said the increased number of riders raises safety concerns. Metro will also be increasing the number of trains so it can transport more passengers in a timely manner to the fair.
“We’ll make sure everything goes as smoothly, safely, and as efficiently as possible. You’ll see some of them on the trains, you’ll see some of them on platforms,” said Patti Beck of Metro.
Organizers are urging attendees to use the two nearby MetroLink stations. Two MetroLink stations are both about half of a mile from the fairgrounds entrance: the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station and the Skinker MetroLink Station. Fairgoers taking a Red Line train between the Lambert Airport and Shiloh-Scott Stations should use the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station to access the fairgrounds, and to return to that station when they head home.
Fairgoers who travel on the Blue Line between the Shrewsbury Lansdowne I-44 and University City Big Bend MetroLink Stations should use the Skinker MetroLink Station, and then catch the train at that station when they head home.
Metro will not be operating bus shuttle services to the event; however, Fair Saint Louis will operate two free shuttles inside Forest Park during the fair.
There are two main entrances into Fair St. Louis; Hampton and Union and Forest Park Parkway and Union. Officials are encouraging participants to mainly use the Forest Park Parkway entrance.
Metro said trains will be the busiest when the fair lets out. For more on Metro’s plan for Fair St. Louis, click here.