MetroLink train involved in crash with vehicle in Metro East; operations resumed
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Crews were on the scene Wednesday after a MetroLink crash with a vehicle in East St. Louis.
Officials with MetroLink said the crash happened at 900 37th Street and operations will stop between the Emerson Park and Fairview Heights MetroLink stations. Station shuttles took passengers by bus between these stations, along with JJK Center and Washington Park Wednesday afternoon.
A MetroLink spokesperson sent an update at 5:30 that operations had resumed between the Emerson Park Station, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Station, Washington Park Station and the Fairview Heights Station. Bus shuttles are no longer taking passengers between stations. Riders still may experience slight delays Wednesday evening.
The spokesperson said 20 people were on the train when the accident happened. Five people requested to be taken to the hospital as a precaution, but specific injuries were not specified. The MetroLink operator was not injured.
It’s still unclear how the train and the vehicle collided.
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