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Buses will shuttle MetroLink passengers from the North Hanley to Wellston stations until further notice, according to transit officials. The Red Line is delayed about 35 minutes.

MetroLink crews are working to repair at least some of its services before rush hour.

Wednesday morning a downed wire forced stopped trains between the North Hanley and Wellston stations.
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Thousands of north St. Louis County residents scrambled to find a way to work or school Wednesday morning due to a major problem with Metrolink.

The trains between the North Hanley and Wellston stations stopped running.

“We have a wire down in that area which means we cannot operate the trains throughout that section of the alignment so we are transporting our customers this morning by bus,” MetroLink spokesperson Patti Beck said.

That meant delays of up to an hour for customers. The stations affected were North Hanley, both UMSL stations, the Rock Road, and Wellston.

There was no word on when full service will be restored and MetroLink officials weren’t sure what caused the line to come down.

“If you have another way to get to work, I would strongly consider it,” Beck said.

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