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What or where are the rules/regulations for the transit services operated by Bi-State in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, especially Metrolink? I'd like to know what rules I must follow as a passenger if I go there and ride the trains, and they don't appear to be online.

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I am the Online Media Specialist for STL Metro, and I can see your point that rules and regulations may not have a cohesive home on the website.

Are there specific questions I can answer for you? Basic riding rules including must have valid fare, no eating or drinking, no loud music, no pets except for service animals, no leaving your bags unattended.

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Thanks. All the rules would be nice, but the one I had in mind was.... I'm currently in StL and used MetroLink. When I got onto the platform, a guard asked to see my ticket. I questioned whether I really need to show it to her there, or if I need it only when on the train. She told me the former, so I showed her mine. Afterward I went online to see whether she was right, but couldn't find the rules anywhere. –  msh210 Jun 29 '11 at 18:41
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Compare e.g. mta.info/nyct/rules/rules.htm. –  msh210 Jun 29 '11 at 18:45
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Yes, the platform and the train are part of the fare zone (passengers must have a ticket to be on the platform or train, very similar to other transit agencies). I'm sorry the website wasn't clearer about that, and will work to fix that. –  Courtney S. Jun 29 '11 at 20:49
    
I'll accept (checkmark) this answer as the most complete I'm going to get, since an employee has stated the rules aren't online. I do hope they get there at some point. Thanks for your information, @CourtneyS. –  msh210 Jun 29 '11 at 20:57
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Thanks for the MTA comparison. I can see the usefulness of having such clear guidelines available, especially for out-of-town riders. Thanks again! –  Courtney S. Jun 30 '11 at 13:34
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Having ridden on Metrolink a couple times when there, I'm not sure there ARE any. :(

But here's where the offical answer is buried on their site: http://www.metrostlouis.org/RidingMetro/Overview.aspx

See in particular the "How to Ride", FAQ, and "Safety & Security" sections.

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You get +1 and my thanks, but no checkmark. Those links are to nice displays of the rules, but I'm sure the rules themselves (assuming they exist, which I do) must be much drier and in legalese. –  msh210 Jun 28 '11 at 21:46
    
Compare e.g. mta.info/nyct/rules/rules.htm –  msh210 Jun 29 '11 at 19:01
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