Forest Park–DeBaliviere station

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St Louis MetroLink Logo.svg Forest Park – DeBaliviere
MetroLink light rail station
Forest Park–DeBaliviere station.jpg
Forest Park–DeBaliviere station
Location250 DeBaliviere Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63112
Coordinates38°38′52″N 90°17′03″W / 38.647792°N 90.284161°W / 38.647792; -90.284161Coordinates: 38°38′52″N 90°17′03″W / 38.647792°N 90.284161°W / 38.647792; -90.284161
Owned byBi-State Development Agency
Operated byMetro Transit
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport MetroBus: 1, 3, 90
Construction
Structure typeEmbankment
Parking100 park and ride spaces
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJuly 31, 1993
Traffic
Passengers (2007)5,438 daily Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MetroLink   Following station
Red Line
Blue Line

Forest Park-DeBaliviere is a MetroLink light rail station, located at the northeast corner of Forest Park Parkway and DeBaliviere Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. This station is located just to the north of Forest Park. Attractions in the park include the St. Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri History Museum and The Muny in addition to athletic fields, biking and running trails, and golf courses. The station is the transfer point for trips between the Shrewsbury branch and the Lambert Airport branch. It also features 100 park-and-ride spaces.[1]

The Forest Park-DeBaliviere station opened on July 31, 1993 as one of the original stations in the MetroLink system. It was originally constructed with side platforms and a single entrance serving the westbound platform. Access to the eastbound platform required walking the length of the westbound platform and crossing the tracks at the end. As part of the Cross-County extension of MetroLink from Forest Park-DeBaliviere to Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44, the station was reconstructed with an island platform to allow easy cross platform transfers between the Blue and Red lines and two station entrances, one on either side of DeBaliviere Avenue.[2]

Loop Trolley[edit]

The Loop Trolley stops on DeBaliviere Avenue near the entrance to the MetroLink station.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/entrance, parking, buses
P
Platform level
Westbound Blue Line toward Shrewsbury – Lansdowne (Skinker)
Red Line toward Lambert Airport (Delmar Loop)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Red Line toward Shiloh – Scott (Central West End)
Blue Line toward Fairview Heights (Central West End)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MetroLink Station List". Metro. Retrieved 2008-08-14.
  2. ^ "Cross County MetroLink Extension - Final Project Status Report" (PDF). Metro. December 2006. p. 23. Retrieved 2008-08-14.

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