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Part Of LRT Line Closing For Weekend

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(credit: Metro Transit)

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Part of the Hiawatha Light Rail Line will be closed this weekend, but commuters won’t be left walking.

Metro Transit will shut down the south part of the light rail line starting Friday at 11:30 p.m.

Crews will be doing routine testing, inspection and maintenance work. They’ll also do an emergency preparedness exercise, which is a full-scale simulation that involves police and fire crews.

During that time, the stops between the Airport’s Terminal 2 station and the Mall of America station will uses buses instead of train cars.

Metro Transit said the bus trips take longer than the light rail, so riders should allow for more time to get to their destinations.

The train line will be back to normal at noon Saturday.

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