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Metro Bus announces holiday service hours, reminds riders to plan for winter weather conditions

ST. CLOUD — Metro Bus Fixed Route and Dial-a-Ride will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. It will close early on Christmas Eve.

Getting around in the winter requires extra planning for everyone. Riders should anticipate slight delays during poor weather conditions and times of high traffic congestion, such as shopping at Crossroads Center between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and consider taking an earlier bus to keep themselves on time. Those who drive are reminded to yield to buses merging in traffic.


Dial-a-Ride Last Pick-Ups Christmas Eve

Metro Bus Dial-a-Ride is not scheduling any rides after 5:30 pm on Christmas Eve.


Weather-Related Closings

Riders can stay informed about weather-related closings on KCLD (FM 104.7), KNSI (AM 1450 & FM 103.3) and WJON (AM 1240) radio stations.Notifications will be posted on the Metro Bus Facebook and Twitter accounts. Route-specific detours are posted online.


For more information about Metro Bus routes visit the routes & schedules page or call 320.251.RIDE(7433).


Metro Bus Holiday Hours

Thu   Nov. 24  Thanksgiving       Closed

Sat    Dec. 24  Christmas Eve     Closes Early

Sun   Dec. 25  Christmas            Closed

Sat    Dec. 31  New Year’s Eve   Regular Service

Sun   Jan. 1     New Year’s Day  Closed


Christmas Eve Last Runs
Route 1 4:15 pm
Route 2 4:45 pm
Route 3 4:45 pm*
Route 4 4:45 pm
Route 5 4:45 pm
Route 6 5:15 pm
Route 7 Does not run on weekends
Route 8 5:30 pm
Route 9 4:45 pm
Route 10 5:12 pm
Route 11 5:15 pm
Route 12 5:00 pm
Route 21 Does not run on weekends
Route 22 4:45 pm
Route 31 4:15 pm
Route 32 4:30 pm
Route 33 5:00 pm

* Route 3 ends mid-route at Crossroads Center.