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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"): 17.6 km (2.5 km of which are shared with Blue Line)

- opened 14 June 2014
- links downtown Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul, running mostly along University Avenue, next to re-opened Amtrak Union Depot (Project Website)

- later planned to be extended southwest to Eden Prairie

 

 Photos

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 Links

MetroTransit (Official Website)

Metropolitan Council - light rail projects

Hiawatha Line at Lightrailnow Site

Hiawatha (Blue) Line at Wikipedia

Green Line at Wikipedia

LRT in Minneapolis

BLOG: Read your webmaster's impressions of the Minneapolis/St. Paul light rail system during a visit in Sept 2014

 

Our Book: USA - Midwest & South

Subways & Light Rail USA 3: Midwest & South

 Photos

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

 

 


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