Grand station (MetroLink)

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Grand
MetroLink light rail station
Metrolink train pulling into Grand.jpg
Grand Station in 2006
Location3560 Scott Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Coordinates38°37′46″N 90°14′08″W / 38.629515°N 90.235431°W / 38.629515; -90.235431Coordinates: 38°37′46″N 90°14′08″W / 38.629515°N 90.235431°W / 38.629515; -90.235431
Owned byBi-State Development Agency
Operated byMetro Transit
PlatformsIsland platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport MetroBus: 70, 58X, 410X
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJuly 31, 1993
Rebuilt2011-12
Passengers
20074,455 daily Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station St Louis MetroLink Logo.svg MetroLink Following station
Cortex Red Line Union Station
Cortex Blue Line Union Station

Grand is a St. Louis MetroLink station in St. Louis, Missouri. The station consists of a single island platform situated beneath the Grand Boulevard viaduct. Grand is accessible by two elevators and sets of stairs that provide access to both northbound and southbound Grand Boulevard and a ramp on Scott Avenue. The station was renovated beginning in 2011, and opened in late 2012.

The station is near Saint Louis University and Grand Center. At the north end of the viaduct there is a unique, saucer-roofed concrete building that formerly housed a Del Taco restaurant, also a gas station with a convenience store, at the south there are Captain D's and Rally's locations. The saucer-roofed building has been renovated and split into two sections. It houses a Starbucks coffeehouse and a Chipotle Mexican Grill for commuters and the nearby campus.

Reconstruction[edit]

Cavity where an elevator shaft used to be on the platform, 2011, the station has since been rebuilt and is operational

In March 2011, the station was temporarily closed to permit the demolition of the Grand Boulevard viaduct and the station's original 1993 elevator towers and stairs. A temporary station was employed while the bridge was replaced during an 18-24 month construction project. The project included the construction of a new MetroLink station, as well. The new expanded and improved station and transfer center on Scott Avenue underneath the completed viaduct opened on August 20, 2012.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/entrance and buses
P
Platform level
Westbound      Blue Line toward Shrewsbury – Lansdowne (Cortex)
     Red Line toward Lambert Airport (Cortex)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound      Red Line toward Shiloh – Scott (Union Station)
     Blue Line toward Fairview Heights (Union Station)

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