Blue Line MetroLink train services to resume after flooding

Published: Jul. 27, 2022 at 5:54 AM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Following July’s historic storm, MetroLink’s equipment and tracks were damaged by flash flooding.

As a result, the flooding caused millions of dollars of damage along a 2-mile stretch. The Blue Line service was hit the hardest which only allowed a small section to operate. Blue Line riders were shuttled to connect to Red Line trains.

“That is about to change and Taulby Roach will brief the media on a new modified MetroLink service plan as well as talk about the latest estimate on flood damage losses now that crews have had a chance to assess what equipment can be repaired and what must be replaced,” Bi-State Development officials said in a press release.

Bi-State Development said in a press release Thursday afternoon that all Blue Line MetroLink train services will return on Monday, August 22. In addition, Metro Transit announced:

  • All Blue Line stations will be serviced by MetroLink trains. Station shuttles will no longer be needed to transfer between the Red Line and Blue Line.
  • All Blue Line and Red Line MetroLink trains will operate on a weekend schedule with 20-minute frequency.
  • You may experience delays due to speed restrictions and modified operations. Please plan extra time for your trips.
  • The elevators at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station are out of service indefinitely. If your trip begins or ends at this station and you are unable to use the stairs, call 314.982.1400 x4870 (Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or 314.289.6872 (after hours).