Forest Park–DeBaliviere station

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St Louis MetroLink Logo.svg Forest Park-DeBaliviere
MetroLink light rail station
Location 250 DeBaliviere Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63112
Coordinates 38°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 by Bi-State Development Agency
Operated by Metro Transit
Line(s)
Platforms Island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport MetroBus: 1, 3, 90
Construction
Structure type Embankment
Parking 100 park and ride spaces
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened July 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-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, a new streetcar line that is due to begin operation in the second half of 2017, will have a stop on DeBaliviere Avenue near the entrance to the MetroLink station.

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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