List of MetroLink (St. Louis) stations

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The current MetroLink system map. Routes:
                     Red Line                      Blue Line

MetroLink is a light rail transit system serving the Greater St. Louis area. The system is operated by the Bi-State Development Agency, which since 2003 is doing business as Metro.[1] Serving over 67,000 passengers a day, MetroLink is one of the largest light rail systems in the United States in terms of ridership.[2]

MetroLink began service on July 31, 1993 with the opening of the Red Line segment from North Hanley to 5th & Missouri.[3] An extension to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport was opened a year later.[4] Since then, the system has had two major expansions. The first expansion, known as the St. Clair County Extension, was completed on May 5, 2001 with the extension of the Red Line to Belleville, Illinois and two years later to Scott Air Force Base.[5][6] The second major expansion, known as the Cross County Extension, was completed on August 26, 2006 with the addition of the Blue Line from the Forest Park-DeBaliviere station to the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 station via Clayton, Missouri.[7]

The system currently has 37 stations, of which 28 stations are served by the Red Line and 24 stations are served by the Blue Line. There are 15 stations that are served by both lines. The city of St. Louis and St. Louis County in Missouri have 12 and 14 stations, respectively, with the remaining 11 stations located in St. Clair County, Illinois. In terms of daily ridership, Central West End is the most heavily used station, while Sunnen is the least.[8]

Stations[edit]

* Official transfer stations
Terminals
Station platform of the Lambert Airport Main station at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
West side view of the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 station
Station platform of the Civic Center station (I-64 can be seen in the background)
An entrance to the westbound platform for the 8th & Pine subway station
Station platform of the East Riverfront station located on the Illinois side of the Eads Bridge
Station Lines[A] City Opened Ridership (daily 2007) [B] Ridership (monthly 2012)[9]
5th & Missouri      Red
     Blue
East St. Louis July 31, 1993 2,501 48300
8th & Pine      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993 2,851 47900
Arch-Laclede's Landing      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993 1,209 34900
Belleville      Red Belleville May 5, 2001 892 17400
Brentwood I-64      Blue Brentwood August 26, 2006 910 24300
Central West End      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993 6,232 135400
Civic Center      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993 2,852 84900
Clayton      Blue Clayton August 26, 2006 880 22200
College      Red Belleville May 5, 2001 692 21300
Convention Center      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993 3,473 44300
Delmar Loop      Red St. Louis July 31, 1993 2,721 51900
East Riverfront      Red
     Blue
East St. Louis May 14, 1994 854 23100
Emerson Park      Red
     Blue
East St. Louis May 5, 2001 2,201 22500
Fairview Heights      Red
     Blue
Fairview Heights May 5, 2001 1,380 52300
Forest Park-DeBaliviere*      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993 5,438 109300
Forsyth      Blue University City August 26, 2006 390 9800
Grand      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993 4,455 78800
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center      Red
     Blue
East St. Louis May 5, 2001 1,118 13100
Lambert Airport East      Red Unincorporated December 23, 1998 1,095 12800
Lambert Airport Main      Red Unincorporated June 25, 1994 3,978 42800
Maplewood-Manchester      Blue Maplewood August 26, 2006 670 18400
Memorial Hospital      Red Belleville May 5, 2001 594 10800
North Hanley      Red Berkeley July 31, 1993 3,939 88000
Richmond Heights      Blue Richmond Heights August 26, 2006 660 19800
Rock Road      Red Pagedale July 31, 1993 2,408 43400
Shiloh-Scott      Red Shiloh June 23, 2003 1,409 22500
Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44      Blue St. Louis August 26, 2006 1,860 49400
Skinker      Blue St. Louis August 26, 2006 700 18300
Stadium      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993 787 40100
Sunnen      Blue Maplewood August 26, 2006 220 5700
Swansea      Red Swansea May 5, 2001 698 12400
UMSL North      Red Normandy July 31, 1993 828 15600
UMSL South      Red Normandy July 31, 1993 1,105 19600
Union Station      Red
     Blue
St. Louis July 31, 1993 2,953 44800
University City-Big Bend      Blue University City August 26, 2006 480 12700
Washington Park      Red
     Blue
Washington Park May 5, 2001 677 14400
Wellston      Red Wellston July 31, 1993 1,569 24700

Notes[edit]

  • A. ^ Where more than one line serves a station, lines are listed in the order of opening.
  • B. ^ All ridership statistics are daily average boardings based on passenger count data collected from September 2006 to February 2007.[8]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Bi-State Development Agency Adopts “Metro” As New Name" (PDF) (Press release). Metro. January 24, 2003. Retrieved October 28, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Metro - Inside MetroLink". Metro. Retrieved October 29, 2008. 
  3. ^ Hick, Virginia Baldwin; Franklin, Donald E. (August 3, 1993). "Riders Pack MetroLink On First Workday". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 
  4. ^ Tipton, Virgil (June 22, 1994). "Takeoff: MetroLink Opens Lambert Stop Saturday". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 
  5. ^ Leiser, Ken (May 4, 2001). "Bi-State Braces For Big Weekend Of Free Fares". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 
  6. ^ "Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station Grand Opening Today" (Press release). Metro. June 21, 2003. Retrieved August 8, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Metro Announces August 26 Grand Opening Date for Cross County MetroLink Extension" (PDF) (Press release). Metro. August 7, 2006. Retrieved October 28, 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "Ridership Maps". Metro. Retrieved October 28, 2008. 
  9. ^ St. Louis TOD Site Analysis