Several bus routes now operating as part of Metro’s restoration plan

South county MetroBus riders who have been without service since March will get temporary relief beginning this week.

Several bus routes began operating Monday as part of the 10-month Metro service restoration plan, funded by one-time federal stimulus and grant money. Routes that will serve south county include:

• 11 Chippewa — The weekday peak-hour service will change from operating every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes.

• 49 Lindbergh — Weekday bus service will be restored between the Ballas MetroBus Center and the Jefferson Barracks Veterans Affairs Hospital, via St. Anthony’s Medical Center, with service operating every 30 minutes.

Service between the North Hanley MetroLink Station and Ballas MetroBus Center will be provided every 30 minutes during peak hours and every 60 minutes during midday and evening periods.

Saturday service will be restored between the Ballas MetroBus Center and the South County Shopping Center, via St. Anthony’s Medical Center, with service operating every 60 minutes. Sunday service will be restored between the Ballas MetroBus Center and the South County Shopping Center, via St. Anthony’s Medical Center, with service operating every 120 minutes.

• 40X I-55 Mehlville Express — Express bus service will be restored between the Missouri Department of Transportation Richardson Road Park-Ride Lot and downtown St. Louis.

Morning service will operate from the MoDOT Richardson Road Park-Ride lot, to Meramec Bottom Road, the South County Education Center Park/Ride Lot, Lemay Ferry, Interstate 255/Interstate 270, the MoDOT Reavis Barracks Park-Ride Lot, north on I-55 to Truman Parkway, Chouteau, 14th Street, Market, Ninth Street, Washington, ending at the Convention Center MetroLink Station.

Evening service will follow the reverse of morning service. The route will operate on a 30-minute frequency with a total of five morning trips and five evening trips per weekday.

• 17 Oakville Laclede Station — This route will provide service between Oakville and the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station.

From Baumgartner, north on Telegraph, east to Sylvan Springs Park, west on Sheridan into Sappington Barracks, northwest on Barracksview into Lindbergh, southwest on Lemay Ferry Road, into South County Mall, northeast on Lemay Ferry Road, north on Lindbergh, northeast on Union, northwest on Reavis Barracks, left into Reavis Barracks Park Ride Lot, northwest on Reavis Barracks, west on Reavis, north on Tesson Ferry into Rock Hill, north on Laclede Station Road, east on Murdoch into Murdoch cutoff, east on Lansdowne, into the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station.

Service will be provided hourly from 5:05 a.m. to 7:05 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

• 210 Fenton Gravois Bluffs — This route will provide service between the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station, the Gravois Bluffs area, and Maritz before returning to the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station.

Morning service will operate from the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station over Murdoch Avenue, to I-44, I-270, south on Gravois to Highway 141 serving the Gravois Bluffs Shopping Center, north on Highway 141 serving Sanford Brown College, St. Clare Hospital, Bowles Avenue, South Highway Drive, crossing over Interstate 44 to Maritz, to the MoDOT Highway 141 Park-Ride Lot, and returning east-bound on I-44 to the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station.

Evening service will follow the reverse of morning service. Peak-hour weekday service will operate every 30 minutes, with midday and evening service operating every 80 minutes. Weekend service will operate roughly every 90 minutes, with the same routing as weekday service.

For information about all of the routes covered in the restoration plan, visit

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