From Illinois Business Journal news services
The Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Terminal 1 MetroLink Station will temporarily close Monday, July 27, for construction, and is scheduled to reopen on Monday, Aug. 10.
Service will end at the Terminal 2 MetroLink station. During the closure, Lambert Airport will provide free shuttle service for MetroLink passengers between the Terminal 2 MetroLink Station and the Terminal 1 MetroLink Station. Riders are encouraged to allow extra time during the trips, as they may experience delays of up to 30 minutes when using the shuttle service. MetroLink Red Line service east of Lambert Airport Terminal 2 MetroLink Station will not be affected, and trains will operate on normal weekday and weekend schedules.
The Terminal 1 MetroLink station will be shut down for a rehabilitation project that includes repairing concrete, adding tactile strips to the station platform, upgrading the electrical system, painting, and the installation of energy efficient LED lights. This is the first major improvement to the station since it opened in 1994.
During the Lambert Airport Terminal 1 Station closure:
– Metro passengers heading to Terminal 1: Exit MetroLink train at the Terminal 2 MetroLink Station. At Entry 12, board a Terminal Shuttle to travel to Terminal 1.
– Metro passengers leaving Terminal 1: At Entry 12, board a Terminal Shuttle to travel to Terminal 2. Then, head to the Terminal 2 MetroLink Station to board an eastbound MetroLink train.
– The Airport will have signage to help direct passengers to the Terminal Shuttles.
One side of the Lambert Airport Terminal 1 Station platform will be closed between 8 p.m. today, Friday, July 24, until end of service on Sunday, July 26, as crews begin preparing for the rehabilitation project. MetroLink will remain on a normal operating schedule, with but with train access on only one side of the platform during this period.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is managing the project contractor and funding the improvements to the Terminal 1 MetroLink Station. Both Airport MetroLink stations are owned by Lambert Airport.
Additional information is available at metrostlouis.org or by calling Metro Transit Information, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345.