Metro to offer Mardi Gras shuttles on Saturday

Metro is offering a shuttle service for families, parade-goers and revelers to enjoy the festivities of the Mardi Gras celebration in Soulard.

metrologoThe service will operate from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, between the Civic Center Transit Center in downtown St. Louis and the Mardi Gras venue in Soulard.

Round-trip passes for the Mardi Gras Shuttles are $6. No other Metro passes or fares are valid for the shuttle.

The special shuttles will depart about every 10 minutes from the Civic Center Transit Center and will drop off and pick up passengers in Soulard on 10th Street between Carroll and Marion Streets, in the heart of the Mardi Gras celebration. The $6 round-trip shuttle passes can only be purchased on February 10 at the Civic Center Transit Center.

MetroLink trains will operate every 20 minutes on the Red Line and Blue Line on February 10, with trains arriving and departing every 10 minutes at the Civic Center Transit Center and at all MetroLink stations between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Fairview Heights Stations. MetroLink platforms will be monitored for crowds throughout the day, and extra MetroLink service will be added, as needed.

Everyone is asked to leave their backpacks and coolers at home since they will not be allowed at the Soulard Mardi Gras. No alcohol is permitted on MetroLink, MetroBus, Metro Call-A-Ride, the Mardi Gras Shuttles operated by Metro or on Metro property.

For more information about the special Mardi Gras shuttles, riders can visit metrostlouis.org or contact Metro Transit Information at (314) 231-2345 or (618) 271-2345, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For Mardi Gras parade information and other event times, visit mardigrasinc.com.

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