Countdown: 21 Days 'Til Cross County!
It's official: Cross County MetroLink Grand Opening is Monday, August 28th!
This coincides, of course, with the start of many new and reconfigured MetroBus routes under the plan called Metro Redefined.
According to today's press release issued in conjunction with a press conference that probably just ended, there will also be free rides offered on Cross County MetroLink line only, the weekend before grand opening:
Welcome Aboard Weekend
Sat., August 26 – 12:15 p.m. –10:00 p.m. – Free rides on the Cross County Extension only
Sun., August 27 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Free rides on the Cross County Extension only
Grand Opening - Monday, August 28
Grand Opening Celebration – 1:00 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Station
Linkfest Community Celebration – 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Free rides on Cross County Extension until 9 p.m.)
And to help us learn the new system, there's help. The below info is copied from the press release, but I've seen it posted inside several buses today as well.
Metro officials will be helping customers learn how to use the system, and handing out MetroBus and MetroLink schedules at the following stations, MetroBus Centers, and MetroBus stops:
August 7 – Central West End Station
August 8 – North Hanley Station
August 9 – St. Charles Rock Road Station
August 9 – Ballas MetroBus Center
August 10 – South County Mall Bus Stop
August 10 – Wellston Station
August 14 – Delmar Station
August 16 – Grand Station (on Scott Drive)
August 17 – Jennings & Halls Ferry Bus Stop
August 22 – Civic Center Station
August 23 – Convention Center Station (on 6th Street)
August 24 – Clayton Station
Less than three weeks away. I can hardly wait!