Metro-East News

MetroLink to have extra service for Blues, Cardinals games

Metro plans to provide extra MetroLink service on Tuesday evening to accommodate expected large crowds for the two professional sporting events in St. Louis, Bi-State Development said.

The St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks face off in the second game of the Stanley Cup Western Conference Finals scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the Scottrade Center, and the St. Louis Cardinals the Colorado Rockies start their three-game series at 7:15 p.m. at Busch Stadium.

Fans can park at any of the 21 free Park-Ride lots located at MetroLink stations in both Missouri and Illinois and purchase a round-trip MetroLink ticket for $5 to ride to any of the six MetroLink stations serving downtown St. Louis, including the Stadium MetroLink Station outside of Busch Stadium and the Civic Center MetroLink Station, outside of the Scottrade Center, Bi-State said.

Passengers headed to the Scottrade Center from the Civic Center Station should note that the north pathway from the station is closed due to construction; riders will exit the MetroLink platform up the stairs to 14th Street and then head north to get to the Scottrade Center.

Fans going to the games also can take the No. 40 Broadway or No. 99 Downtown Trolley, which have stops near Busch Stadium, or ride on one of 18 MetroBus routes to the Union Station MetroLink Station, which just west of the Scottrade Center.