Cross County MetroLink will finally start running Saturday, August 26th. Rides will be free on Saturday and Sunday, with "revenue service" starting Monday, August 28th.
At least two big parties are planned:
WashU hosts "Opening Doors" community festival from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Saturday, on the parking lot in front of Brookings Hall.
LinkFest will be held on River des Peres Boulevard at Lansdowne Avenue, across from the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne-I-44 station, from 2 PM to 8 PM on Saturday.
There will also be a "sequential ribbon-cutting" at each station between 11 AM and 2 PM Saturday.
Free rides for all on the new route should run from about 12:15 PM to 10 PM Saturday, and 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday.