Eastern Terminal

MetroLink reaches its final stop in Illinois at the Shiloh-Scott station deep into St. Clair County.  An active Air Force base is adjacent to the line.  There is an unusual secure gate for access between the platform and the military facility. 

A proposed extension will, if built, take the line 5.3 miles further out to MidAmerica Airport.  MetroLink would then achieve the distinction of having a terminal at airports in both directions.  And that route would be a remarkable 42 miles or so, end to end.  But so far that extension, long contemplated, is unfunded.

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