Metro-East News

Work planned this weekend on MetroLink at Lambert

MetroLink passengers board a train bound for Lambert Airport.
MetroLink passengers board a train bound for Lambert Airport. Staff photo

MetroLink passengers traveling to and from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Saturday and Sunday morning will need to allow an extra 30 minutes for their trips due to maintenance on the light rail system, the Bi-State Development Agency said.

On Saturday, and from the beginning of service to 8 a.m. Sunday, MetroLink plans to operate on a single track at the Lambert Airport Terminal 2 Station to accommodate ongoing wood rail tie replacement work.

In addition, eastbound Red Line passengers on the MetroLink system east of North Hanley may experience up to 5 minute delays during the same time, the agency said.

In order to maintain MetroLink service between the North Hanley Station and the Terminal 1 Station and the Terminal 2 Station and still accommodate the maintenance work, some westbound Red Line MetroLink passengers will continue on to the airport by train while others will be transferred from the train to shuttle vans to be transported from the North Hanley Station to the airport stations, Bi-State said.

Some westbound passengers will experience up to 15 minute delays for their trip to the airport. Metro plans to have employees at the three stations to assist passengers.

Some eastbound Red Line passengers will experience up to 30 minute delays from the airport to the North Hanley Station on the train, Bi-State said.