ST. LOUIS TRANSIT
Official Web site of St. Louis Metro.
In 1963, the Bi-State Development Agency assumed operation of all transit lines in the St. Louis area. And in 2003, the Bi-State Development Agency was renamed Metro. The last streetcars ran in 1966, although a new light rail line opened in 1993.
Photos of the "MetroLink" light rail line, serving St. Louis.
More photos of the light rail, line extending from Illinois across the Mississippi River into downtown St. Louis, and northwest to the Airport.
Several street railway companies operated in St. Louis from 1859 until 1898, when the United Railways Co. of St. Louis assumed operation of all electric railways in St. Louis. From 1927 to 1963, the St. Louis Public Service Co. was the main transit provider. The People's Motorbus Co. operated the first buses beginning in 1923, in competition with the streetcars. But those buses were taken over by the St. Louis Public Service Co. in 1934.
Many of today's bus routes in St. Louis have histories which can be traced back to streetcars, and even horse cars.
Buses have operated in St. Louis since 1923. The last streetcars ran in 1966.
The various carhouses in St. Louis evolved into two present day bus garages.
Jon Bell's Rail Transit Pages/St. Louis MetroLink
Some information for this page is from the books "The St. Louis Streetcar Story", "St. Louis and its Streetcars", along with a feature in the January-March 1998 issue of the magazine "Motor Coach Age", all written by Andrew D. Young. Information on suburban buses is from a feature in the January-June 2010 issue of "Motor Coach Age"
Chicago Transit & Railfan Web Site