Monday, March 7, 2016

Grand

Grand Boulevard Bus Station 1

STL has had a simple light rail system for a number of years. The tracks were put on existing railroad rights of way when possible to save money. In the city center, they were put on the edge of a big rail yard running under Grand Boulevard, a major north-south artery through the city.

Some time later the city tore down and replaced the viaduct on Grand over the tracks. A fancy bus-rail interchange was built, with the buses upstairs on the bridge. Down below tomorrow.
                       

6 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Every city needs a good rail/bus service Bob, I'm sure this upgrade will be most appreciated by St Louis commuters. Just for interest before you converted to b&w was that sky really, really blue?

Luis Gomez said...

Such a beautiful and clean shot Bob.

Norma Beishir said...

Our light rail system is pretty good, as long as you don't have to use the elevators. The winos use them as urinals.

William Kendall said...

We've got a large transitway system for buses, and are in the midst of a major expansion of our light rail as well.

Halcyon said...

Too bad it went out of business. Love this old station though and it looks great in black and white.

cieldequimper said...

What a grand photograph!