Sick calls slow Metrolink Friday, Delays not expected Saturday

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FOREST PARK (KPLR)- On Friday, fairgoers crowded Forest Park to enjoy the day at the fair.  There was a slight inconvenience for those using Metrolink to get to the festivities.  Metrolink officials said some workers called in sick keeping them from using as many trains as they had hoped, causing some delays for fairgoers and Cardinals fans. Metro was able to use supervisors to drive the trains and, by the evening, Metro was only down one train.  Delays are not expected on Saturday.

Some parking lots at Fair St. Louis dropped parking rates Friday from $30 to $20 because of the Metrolink troubles.

Saturday, July 5 Fair St. Louis Schedule:

7:00 am – Schnucks Freedom 4 Miler and Family Fun Run

Fair Saint Louis Hours – 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Parade Town Stage

12:00 pm – 135th Army Band
1:00 pm – Dirty Muggs
2:30 pm – En Vogue
4:00 pm – Musiq Soulchild
5:45 pm – Alma De Mexico
7:30 pm – St. Louis Teen Talent Competition Finalists

Budweiser Main Stage

5:00 pm – Capital Cities
6:30 pm – The Neighbourhood
8:30 pm – The Fray
10:00 pm – Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Edward Jones Fireworks

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