Starting on Monday, October 2, Metro Transit will launch a pilot program to put single-car trains into daily service instead of the two-car trains that MetroLink typically operates. During this pilot period planned for the month of October, single-car operations, focused on trains with lower ridership levels, will operate during the week and weekend throughout the 46-mile MetroLink system in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County in Missouri, and St. Clair County in Illinois.
Two-car trains will continue to operate during special events and periods of peak demand. Metro Transit plans to evaluate the flexibility and resource usage of single-car train service and see how it may be applied to improve transit service for customers.
Metro Transit will evaluate the following potential benefits of operating single-car MetroLink trains:
- More efficient for security to patrol single cars
- Reduced wear and tear on vehicles
- More efficient service at current ridership levels
During single-car MetroLink service, customers are reminded that trains will pull completely forward to the front end of the platform. Please be prepared to board and exit the train from the front car area near the operator. Customers who need assistance or who have questions should contact Metro Transit Information at 314.231.2345 (phone) or 314.207.9786 (text) from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.