A bus bridge is a temporary transportation arrangement where MetroBuses are used to “bridge” the disrupted service between MetroLink stations during a track blockage or other operational problem. This arrangement helps to maintain the continuity of MetroLink services for the commuters.
How does it work?
When there is a blockage or other operational issues, dispatchers may use a “single track” to keep the trains moving. However, this can result in lower speeds and delays. In such cases, a bus bridge is a more effective solution. This means that several MetroBuses are arranged to travel between the affected stations to pick up and drop off passengers.
Why is it useful?
A bus bridge provides a convenient and efficient way for passengers to travel between the affected stations. This helps minimize the impact of service disruptions and ensures that passengers can reach their destination on time.
What causes the need for a bus bridge?
A bus bridge is usually necessary when there is a track blockage, operational problem, or any other issue that disrupts the normal train schedule.
How do I know if there is a bus bridge?
When there is a bus bridge in place, you will be notified through announcements at the affected stations, on social media, and through alerts on the transit app.
Is the bus bridge service free?
Yes, the bus bridge service is free of charge for all passengers.
A bus bridge is an essential part of maintaining seamless MetroLink services, especially during disruptions. This service helps ensure that passengers can reach their destination safely and on time, minimizing the impact of any service disruptions.