Grand station (MetroLink)

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St Louis MetroLink Logo.svg Grand
MetroLink light rail station
Metrolink train pulling into Grand.jpg
Grand Station in 2006
Location 3560 Scott Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Coordinates 38°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 by Bi-State Development Agency
Operated by Metro Transit
Line(s)
Platforms Island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport MetroBus: 70, 58X, 410X
Construction
Structure type Embankment
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened July 31, 1993
Rebuilt 2011-12
Traffic
Passengers (2007) 4,455 daily Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   MetroLink   Following station
Red Line
Blue Line

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.

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