MetroBus (St. Louis)
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MetroBus St. Louis
St Louis MetroLink Logo.svg
MetroBus and St Louis Gateway Arch.jpg
SloganConnecting People With Places
FoundedApril 1, 1963
HeadquartersSt. Louis, Missouri
Service areaGreater St. Louis
Service typeTransit bus and Express bus service
Hubs14 Transit Centers and 34 Park and Ride Lots
Fuel typeDiesel
OperatorMetro aka Bi-State Development Agency
Chief executiveJohn Nations (October 2010 - Present)
Chief Operating OfficerRay Friem
WebsiteMetro Website

MetroBus is the public bus service for the Greater St. Louis Region connected with the MetroLink light rail system. It is managed by the Bi-State Development Agency and uses a shared fare system with the MetroLink system.


Its service currently has 75 bus routes and service four counties in Missouri and Illinois, including the City of St. Louis. MetroBus service operates daily and averages about 110,000 daily boardings, which is more than the MetroLink. The capacity of the system can accommodate 25,000 additional passengers during peak hours and the daily capacity of the system could most likely accommodate 115,000 additional boardings in all hours.

Bus routes


Missouri Bus Routes
No. Name Notes
1 Gold This route is part of a contract with Washington University.
2 Red This route is part of a contract with Washington University.
3 Forest Park Trolley This route is seasonal and runs entirely in Forest Park.
4 Natural Bridge Travels from North Hanley MetroLink Station, follows Natural Bridge Avenue for the most part and ends at Civic Center Station.
8 Bates Morganford This route follow Bates St & MorganFord Rd in St. Louis City Between Civic Center Station & Catalan Loop.
10 Gravois Lindell Southern half of this route follows Gravois Ave from Gravois-Hampton Transit Center to Civic Center Station, while the northern half follows Lindell & Olive From Central West End MetroBus Center to Civic Center Transit Center.
11 Chippewa Travels from Shrewsbury Station, east on Lansdowne Avenue, east on Chippewa, North on Jefferson Avenue, east on Market to 14th Street. Eventual endpoint is at Civic Center Station. Westbound trips travel south on 14th, west on Chouteau Avenue, then south on Jefferson before reversing its route and returning to Shrewsbury Station.
13 Union Travels from Union at West Florissant in North St. Louis South to Central West End Station.
14 Botanical Garden Travels from Central West End Station to Macklind Ave & Arsenal St Via the Missouri Botanical Garden.
16 City Limits This Route Follows Jennings Station Rd, Hamilton Ave, Skinker Blvd, Bellevue Ave And, Jamieson Ave between Riverview-Hall Transit Center & Shrewsbury Station with a stop at Delmar Station.
17 Oakville Follows Mackenzie, Reavis Barracks, Union and, Telegraph Rd between Shrewsbury Station and Telegraph & Baumgartner(OAKVILLE).
18 Taylor Follows Taylor & Newstead Between Central West End Station And Broadway-Taylor Transit Center. This route is interlined with the #42 Sarah on its northern end.
19 St. Louis Ave This route begins in Downtown St. Louis at Civic Center Station and continues to Rock Rd Station via St. Louis Ave.
20 South Broadway This route begins in Downtown St. Louis at Civic Center Station and runs along Broadway south of Anhesuer Busch to South County Center Via Catalan Loop and Veteran's Hospital.
21 Watson Road Route continues Route 11 from Shrewsbury Station to Meramec college in Kirkwood, MO along River Des Peres, Watson Rd, Lindbergh Blvd and, Big Bend Rd.
30 Arsenal This route begins in Downtown St. Louis at Civic Center Station and continues to Shrewsbury Station via Arsenal St.
31 Chouteau This route begins in Downtown St. Louis at Civic Center Station and travels along Chouteau/Manchester to the Maplewood-Manchester Station. This route is interlined with the #40 North Broadway at Civic Center Station.
32 M.L. King This route begins in Downtown St. Louis at Civic Center Station and proceeds to Rock Rd Station along 14th St, Cass Ave, And Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Drive / St. Charles Rock Rd.
33 Dorsett-Lackland This route serves Dorsett and Lackland Rd's between Westport Plaza and Rock Rd Station.
34 Earth City Travels I-70 from North Hanley Station to Earth City Expressway
35 Rock Road This route begins at Rock Rd Station and continues Route 32 Further Into North St. Louis County along St. Charles Rock Road with an endpoint at North Hanley Station.
37 Hanley-Graham This route operates on N. Hanley Rd/Graham Rd in North St. Louis County between North Hanley Station and Lindbergh Blvd.
38 Hazelwood
39 Berkeley-Florissant
40 North Broadway Follows Broadway north of Market Between Riverview MetroBus Center and Civic Center Station. This route is interlined with the #31 Chouteau at Civic Center Station.
41 Lee This route operates between Civic Center Station and Riverview-Hall Transit Center mainly along Riverview Blvd, Lee Ave, and 20th St.
42 Sarah This route operates along Sarah St in North St. Louis City between Central West End Station and Broadway-Taylor Transit Center.
46 Tesson Ferry Prior to the construction of the Blue MetroLink line, route 46 was part of route 47. Route 47 was split when the Blue Line was built. Blue Line replaced service on route 47 between Clayton MetroBus Center and Shrewsbury. Now it begins at Shrewsbury Station and follows Tesson Ferry Rd to St. Anthony's Hospital with select trips to Met Life insurance.
47 Clayton-NCTC Route was once called the Cross County until the Cross County MetroLink extension was built. Northern terminus is the recently opened North County Transit Center in Ferguson and the Southern terminus is Clayton Transit Center In Clayton, MO
48 South Lindbergh North Terminus is the Ballas Transfer Center And The Southern Terminus is South County Center.
49 North Lindbergh Northern terminus is the North Hanley Metrolink Station, South Terminus is the Ballas Transfer Center.
56 Kirkwood-Webster This route runs between Shrewsbury Station and Meramec College through the Southwestern St. Louis county suburbs of Webster Groves and Kirkwood.
57 Maplewood-Wildwood Continues route 31 from Maplewood-Manchester station along Manchester Road into West St. Louis County to the Wildwood Shopping Center.
58 Clayton-West County Begins at Clayton Station and eventually follows Clayton road with a stop at the Ballas Transfer Center in Town And Country, continuing along North and South Outer Forty drives making various stops around West County. Serves the Saint Louis Galleria mall in Richmond Heights and Maryville University in Town And Country.
59 Dogtown A route that travels through the HiPointe and Dogtown Neighborhoods in St. Louis. Western terminus is Rock Hill Loop in Webster Groves.
61 Chambers Starts at North Hanley Station. Follows Airport Road through Chambers Road(with Special Deviation In Riverview Along Shepley Dr). Ends at Riverview Transit Center.
64 Lucas Hunt This route begins at Rock Rd Station and proceeds north on Lucas-Hunt Rd to its northern terminus (a one way loop via Lucas-Hunt Rd, Halls-Ferry Rd, Jennings Station Rd, and Hord Ave).
66 Clayton Airport South terminus is Clayton Transit Center. North terminus is Village Square Shopping Center in Hazelwood.
68 Big Bend Follows Big Bend Blvd. between the Brentwood I-64 Metrolink Station in Brentwood and St. Louis Community College-Meramec in Kirkwood
70 Grand This route is Metro's busiest route, operating with 12-minute frequency between North Broadway Transit Center and Loughborough Commons due to the crowds that always form. Follows Grand Blvd. North endpoint is Broadway-Taylor Transit Center in North St. Louis. Articulated buses are used on this route.
71 Parker Rd. Follows Parker Road, Bellefontaine Road, and Lilac Avenue in North St. Louis County from the North County Transit Center to Riverview Transit Center.
72 Monarch This route operate through the North St. Louis County suburbs of Moline Acres and Bellefontaine Neighbors between North County Transit Center and Riverview-Hall Transit Center.
73 Carondelet This route travels through the popular Carondelet neighborhood. The Northern end of the route is Civic Center Station and the Southern end is South County Center.
74 Florissant The route operate over West Florissant Ave and starts at North County Transit Center in Ferguson and Ends at Civic Center Station in Downtown St. Louis.
76 Waterford This route provides service between North County Transit Center and MO Route 367 (Benham & Lusher) along Waterford Dr and Lindbergh Blvd.
77 McDonnell-Lindbergh This route provides service on McDonnell Blvd, Lindbergh Blvd, and New Halls Ferry Road between North Hanley Station and North County Transit Center.
78 Larimore This route operates mainly on Redman Rd, Larimore Rd/Pkwy, and Bellefontaine Rd between North County Transit Center and Riverview-Hall Transit Center. Express service directly to/from Downtown St. Louis is provided during rush hour.
79 Ferguson This route provides service on Florissant and Dunn Rd's between North County Transit Center and North Hanley Station.
80 Park-Shaw An East-west route that follows Park Avenue through the City passing through the Lafayette Square and Shaw Neighborhoods.
90 Hampton This route serves Goodfellow Blvd & DeBaliviere Ave In North St. Louis City and Hampton, Germania and, Marceau Avenues In South St. Louis City. This Route also has Time Points at Riverview-Hall Transit Center, DeBaliviere Garage, Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink station, Hampton Loop and, Catalan loop.
91 Olive This Route follows Olive Blvd from Delmar Station To Chesterfield Mall In Chesterfield, Mo.
94 Page This Route follows Page Avenue from Civic Center Station via Wellston Station to Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights.
95 Kingshighway A North-South Route following Kingshighway in St. Louis. Passes by much of the Central West End(Including Central West End MetroLink station) and the eastern boundary of Forest Park. This Route's Northern End is Broadway-Taylor Transit Center and the Southern End is Gravois-Hampton Transit Center.
96 Market Street Shuttle This route runs along Market St between Civic Center station and Compton & Spruce providing service to Harris-Stowe University and Metro Main Shop.
97 Delmar This route travels on Delmar Blvd between Clayton Station and Civic Center Station in Downtown St. Louis with a mid-route stop at the Delmar Station.
98 Ballas-North Hanley Generally travels between North Hanley MetroLink Station in Kinloch to Ballas MetroBus Center in Town and Country.
99 Downtown Trolley The buses used for this route display "99 Downtown Trolley" and are painted to look like trolleys.
40X I-55 Express This route Services the I-55 Corridor In South St. Louis County with stops at the South County Education Center And Reavis Barracks Park-Ride Lots. This is a rush hour only express route.
57X Clayton Road Express This Route Is a Limited reverse feeder route from Clayton & Clarkson Rd's to Brentwood Station with select trips serving St. Louis University High School and Central West End Station.
58X Twin Oaks Express This is a rush hour only route serving the west & southwestern portions of St. Louis County with a stop at the Ohlendorf Park Park-Ride Lot.
110 Affton This Route provides Rush Hour Service to Heege & Gravois Rd south of the Gravois-Hampton Transit Center with a time connection with the 10 Gravois-Lindell.
174X North Express The route begins at North County Transit Center in Ferguson and continues to Civic Center Station in Downtown St. Louis. Service is provided hourly Monday - Friday with peak service being offered during rush hour from North County in the morning and from downtown in the evening.
210 Fenton-Gravois Bluffs Provides Service to Fenton & the Gravois Bluffs Shopping center
258 Clayton-Chesterfield This is a reverse commuter route that operates from Clayton Station to Chesterfield Valley via Ballas Transit Center.
410X Eureka Express This a rush hour only express route providing service to the far southwestern St. Louis County suburb of Eureka.
GL Green Line This route is part of a contract with Washington University.


Illinois Bus Routes
No. Name Notes
1 Main St - State St This route runs from 5th & Missouri Station in East St. Louis to the Belleville Station in Belleville.
2 Cahokia This bus route runs entirely in Cahokia, Illinois. It also services the St. Louis Downtown Airport and 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station.
4 19th & Central - ML King
6 Rosemont - Fairmont City
8 Alta Sita
9 Washington Park
12 O'Fallon-Fairview Heights
13 Caseyville-Marybelle
14 Memorial Hospital-Westfield Plaza
15 Belleville-Shiloh-O'Fallon
16 St. Clair Square This route runs almost entirely on Illinois Route 159 from the MCT Collinsville Station to the College MetroLink Station.
17 Carlyle Plaza-17th Street
21 Scott AFB - Main Base Shuttle
2X Waterloo-Columbia This bus route runs from the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station to Columbia and Waterloo in Monroe County.
12X Metrolink Station Shuttle
17X Lebanon-Mascoutah
21X Scott AFB - East Base Shuttle


Bus passing under the St. Louis Science Center walkway

Transit centers

MetroBus connects with 11 transit centers in Missouri and 3 transit centers in Illinois, with 6 of the 11 connecting with MetroLink.

Bus loops

Maintenance facilities

There are four maintenance facilities in the Greater St. Louis Area.

See also


  1. ^ "Missouri Metrobus Schedules".

External links

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