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MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL
 Minnesota . USA
Minneapolis/St. Paul light rail map © Robert Schwandl
 System

Light rail system "MetroTransit"

BLUE LINE (until May 2013: "Hiawatha Line"): 19.7 km, 19 stops (Airport Lindbergh Terminal underground)

- opened 26 June 2004 from downtown to Fort Snelling
- extended 04 Dec 2004 to Mall of America
- links downtown Minneapolis, Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America in Bloomington
- operated by MetroTransit (Route 55)
- short northern extension opened 14 Nov 2009, to served the Northstar commuter rail station in service since 16 Nov 2009

- American Boulevard station added on 12 Dec 2009
- planned to be extended northwest to Brooklyn Park and Osseo

GREEN LINE ("Central Corridor") under construction to link downtown Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul, running mostly along University Avenue, 17.6 km, opening in 2014 (Project Website)

- later planned to be extended southwest to Eden Prairie

 

 Photos

Lindbergh Terminal Lindbergh Terminal

Warehouse District Nicollet Mall

Warehouse District
Photos © Mark Michalovic: (1-2) Lindbergh Terminal; (3,5) Warehouse District; (4) Nicollet Mall

 Links

MetroTransit (Official Website)

Metropolitan Council - light rail project

Hiawatha Line at Lightrailnow Site

Hiawatha Line at Wikipedia

LRT in Minneapolis

 

 

 


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