St. Louis Commuter Rail

St. Louis Commuter Rail
Type Commuter rail
Status Currently in the planning stage
Locale Greater St. Louis
Operator(s) Bi-State Development Agency
Line length 80 miles (Projected)
Track gauge

The St. Louis Commuter Rail is a series of proposed commuter rail lines being developed by Metro's Moving Transit Forward Plan.

Early proposal

According to Metro, there are only about 80 miles of corridors being considered. Commuter rail lines were in Metro's plans in 1994 when voters approved a one-fourth transit sales tax, but official dropped them later because the cost was not worth the benefit and the fare would be expensive.

Proposed corridors

Pacific Corridor
This corridor will run from the Gateway Multimodal Transportation Center[1] in downtown St. Louis Southwest through St. Louis County along existing Union Pacific track through Maplewood, Webster Groves, Kirkwood, Valley Park, Eureka to Pacific, Missouri along the Franklin County line.[2]
Alton Corridor
This corridor will also run from the Gateway Multimodal Transportation Center[3] through East St. Louis, Madison, Granite City, Wood River to Alton.[4]


External links

  • Moving Transit Forward Website
  • Moving Transit Forward Draft
  • St. Louis Commuter Rail Options
  • Historic images, St. Louis Today

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