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Old November 29th, 2010, 02:05 AM   #21
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Great looking system!
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Old June 8th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #23
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There have been several proposed extensions of the MetroLink system.

Daniel Boone Corridor (Clayton to Westport) - The proposed line would run north from the Clayton station along the old Rock Island Railroad right-of-way paralleling I-170, then turn west to follow existing TRRA trackage to Page where the line would then follow Page Avenue to Westport. Six stations may be added along this corridor.

MetroNorth Corridor (Clayton to Florissant) - The project would extend the current Blue Line from Clayton to North County into Florissant. Some of the line would also follow the old Rock Island Railroad right-of-way paralleling I-170.

MetroSouth Corridor (Shrewsbury to Butler Hill) - The project would extend the Blue Line from its existing terminus in Shrewsbury further into South County beyond I-270/I-255 to Butler Hill Road.

MetroWest Corridor (Westport to Chesterfield) - The project would extend the Daniel Boone Line would connect Westport Plaza to Chesterfield in West County.

NorthWest Corridor (Northside to Daniel Boone and North County) - The future cuts off from the Northside Line in North St. Louis, passing over the Red Line to the future Daniel Boone and North County Line extensions.

NorthSide Corridor (Downtown to Goodfellow & I-70 to St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley) - The extension starts north from Downtown St. Louis further northwest to the Florissant Valley Community College.

SouthSide Corridor (Downtown to Bayless to Butler Hill) - The extension starts from Downtown to the south of St. Louis County to Bayless I-55.

St. Clair Extension Phase 3 (Shiloh-Scott to MidAmerica Airport) - This involved an extension of the Red Line to the MidAmerica Airport.

Madison County Corridors (East St. Louis to Alton or Edwardsville) - This involves an extension of the MetroLink system from the 5th and Missouri station in East St. Louis north to Madison, Illinois and potentially to either Alton or Edwardsville.

St. Charles Corridor (Lambert Airport to St. Charles) - This involved an extension from Lambert Airport to St. Charles.

SouthWest Corridor (South St. Louis to Fenton - This line involved an extension to South St. Louis to Fenton.
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Old June 9th, 2012, 05:48 AM   #24
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Pretty good sized system.
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Old June 9th, 2012, 06:50 AM   #25
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Is there any street running section? Like a tram?
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Old June 11th, 2012, 05:06 AM   #26
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Not to my knowlege, most if not all of the existing alignment is on it's own right of way although there are alot of at grade rail crossings.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #27
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Not to my knowlege, most if not all of the existing alignment is on it's own right of way although there are alot of at grade rail crossings.
Fantastic pictures!

BTW, these fine photos confirm that the light rail has helped re-invigorate St. Louis into a far more vibrant city than many might've thought.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 08:34 AM   #28
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It is stated that the Daniel Boone Corridor, going from Clayton to near Westport Plaza, may be the next extension of the St. Louis MetroLink system to be funded and built. The line is 8 to 10 miles (13 to 16 kilometers) long and may have around six stations.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 09:47 PM   #29
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METRO CELEBRATES COMPLETION OF $10 MILLION UMSL SOUTH METROLINK STATION INTERLOCKING PROJECT by Metro Transit STL, on Flickr

Metro representatives and others gathered to commemorate the completion of a $10 million light rail interlocking project near the UMSL South MetroLink Station, located at 7798 Natural Bridge Road in St. Louis County. The interlocking will reduced operations and maintenance costs, as well as shorten delays for our customers during scheduled and unplanned service disruptions.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 10:17 PM   #32
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Do all the stops have high platforms or do people ever have to climb up and down from street level?

Also, based on the info I can find it appears there are 4 underground stops. Is that correct?
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They're all high-level platforms, flush with the floor of the tram.

Four underground stations:

8th & Pine

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I like them! They have a kind of cool industrial feel that's very appropriate for the Midwest.
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New Baseball Themed Artwork Dedicated at the Stadium MetroLink Station by Metro Transit STL, on Flickr

This season, there is something new at the Stadium Station. A sculpture with a baseball and Gateway Arch theme now decorates the median. The new artwork is part of a commitment to upgrade MetroLink Stations in the original part of the light rail alignment.

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Old March 31st, 2013, 10:51 PM   #36
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I never knew St. Louis had a local rail system. Nice.
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Old July 27th, 2013, 03:35 AM   #37
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July 31st marks the 20th anniversary of Metrolink.

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20 years already? When I started hanging on SSC & SSP people were talking about like it was the new thing. Which I guess it kinda was back then

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Woah. just naked grey concrete walls? how 'bout slapping on some paint? Different colors for different stations. Shouldn't cost too much.
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Metro and Partners Exploring New Type of Transit Service for St. Louis - Bus Rapid Transit

8/23/2013

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A new type of public transit service called Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is being explored by Metro and regional partners -- the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), East-West Gateway Council of Governments, City of St. Louis, and St. Louis County. The partnership is conducting the St. Louis Rapid Transit Connector Study and
is requesting public input online through September 13 and at public meetings scheduled for September 10, 11 and 12. The mission is to expand transportation choices and improve connections between residents and jobs.

“By providing high-performance transit services to more communities, we can maximize the potential not only of our transportation network, but of our residents and businesses as well,” said Ray Friem, Metro Chief Operating Officer Transit Services.

The study will advance Metro’s long-range plan Moving Transit Forward, which identified highway corridors and other key streets as significant opportunities for quickly expanding the reach of Metro's premium transit services.

Over the past few months, the project team has studied a variety of factors including demographics, land use and employment patterns, regional travel demand, and best practices in transit operations from around the country. Community input received during public meetings earlier this year helped guide initial recommendations for potential routes and service features. Through that process, the project team identified four potential options that present the best initial opportunities for meeting the study's goals in the near future.

The four options, depicted in the map below, are still works in progress and will be further refined based on public feedback and additional analysis. All four corridors would be served by Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). BRT has proven successful in many cities across the United States, including Cleveland, Denver, Seattle, and Kansas City. BRT is designed to provide a fast, comfortable, and convenient alternative to cars, as well as a faster and more frequent "mainline" connection for local bus routes. BRT systems feature high-frequency service, limited stops at dedicated stations, and transit prioritization strategies to provide a rail-like level of service using bus vehicles. BRT routes operate frequent service throughout the day and in both route directions, though buses may run somewhat less often outside of peak travel times.

During public meetings held earlier this year, participants expressed a desire for easier access to more key destinations, more frequent service, and more comfortable bus stops. All of the four premium transit options seek to meet those needs.

"We want the community, both those who rely on transit and those who may be interested in riding under the right conditions, to realize this service offers something different, something new," Friem said. "We're aiming for services that will operate often and at regular intervals throughout the day, both to and from Downtown St. Louis, so that people don't have to rely on a schedule. With direct routes, limited stops, comfortable stations, and faster travel times, in many ways BRT would operate more like MetroLink than a typical MetroBus route, but in a more cost-effective manner for long corridors stretching through both St. Louis City and St. Louis County."

The public is encouraged to visit the study’s website, www.movingtransitforward.org/stlrapidtransit, to learn more about the four options and to participate in the online survey to help evaluate them. Public input on the four alternatives will be accepted online through Friday, September 13. Based on community feedback and additional technical analysis, two "finalist" projects will be selected to compete for federal funds. The two recommended projects will be presented at public meetings scheduled for September 10, 11, and 12, where citizens will be asked to provide additional feedback on the corridors, service strategies, and station amenities.

September 10
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open house with presentation at noon
St. Louis City Hall, 2nd Floor
1200 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

September 11
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Open house with presentation at 6:30 p.m.
The Heights (City of Richmond Heights Community Center)
8001 Dale, Richmond Heights, MO 63117

September 12
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Open house with presentation at 6:30 p.m.
St. Louis Community College—Florissant Valley Campus
Student Services Center, Multipurpose Room,
3400 Pershall, Ferguson, MO 63135

About the Study
The St. Louis Rapid Transit Connector Study is a an examination of bus-based rapid transit services to better connect people to jobs, schools, and all the needs of daily life in the City of St. Louis and in St. Louis County. The project will analyze four possible corridors before narrowing it down to the two most likely to meet the study’s goals and successfully compete for federal funding. Metro and its study partners are optimistic that projects identified by this study will attract funding to support implementation over the next few years. Study partners include the Missouri Department of Transportation, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, City of St. Louis, and St. Louis County.

The Bi-State Development Agency/Metro (BSDA/Metro) is the operator of the Metro public transportation system for the St. Louis region, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 378 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 75 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 121 vans.

BSDA/Metro also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park, and the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center, the Gateway Arch Transportation System, and the Gateway Arch Parking Facility.

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