Happening today: Special MetroBus shuttle service for Mardi Gras

Happening today: Special MetroBus shuttle service for Mardi Gras

Credit: Victoria Anderson

Mardi Gras festivities kicked off at City Hall for wine, beer and whiskey tastings on 1/25/13.

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by Caroline Hilton

KMOV.com

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 7:35 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 4:51 AM

(KMOV) -- Metro Transit is offering special MetroBus shuttle service for Mardi Gras revelers to safely and conveniently get in and out of Soulard in St. Louis for the 2013 parade and celebration on Saturday, February 9th.

The roundtrip passes can be purchased for $5 and feature commemorative Mardi Gras artwork suspended from a festive lanyard, making it easy for riders to wear them while they enjoy the festivities.

Mardi Gras passes will be sold on the day of the official Mardi Gras celebration, February 9th, starting at 9 a.m. at the following Metro transit center locations: North Hanley, Delmar Loop, Central West End, Skinker, University City-Big Bend, Clayton, Brentwood, Shrewsbury, Grand,
Civic Center, East Riverfront, 5th and Missouri, Fairview Heights, Memorial, Swansea, College and Shiloh-Scott.

Regular Metro tickets and passes are not valid on the Mardi Gras MetroBus Shuttle and the Mardi Gras MetroBus Shuttle Pass is not valid for regular MetroBus or MetroLink service.

Madri Gras shuttles will run every 15 minutes through 11 p.m. No alcohol is permitted on the shuttles, MetroLink trains, and Metro vehicle.

In addition to the special Mardi Gras MetroBus Shuttle Service, extra MetroLink service will be provided on Saturday, February 9th.

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