MetroLink affords the viewing of a variety of
landscapes. Much of the Red Line to the west of the city, and also
to the east in Illinois beyond the heart of East St. Louis, is bordered
with trees and brush on both
sides, in settings which seem almost semi-rural. In St. Louis
itself there are portions where the sights include still-great scenes of
industry and nearby major railroad activity, but there is not too much evidence
of the nearby neighborhoods. The city of East St.
Louis provides some rather gritty urban vistas.
In this view a westbound train has left UM-St. Louis South, one of two
stations serving this campus of the University of Missouri, and the fourth station
inbound from Lambert Airport Main.