Green Line Service Back Up Following Interruption Near The UMetro Transit says service along the light rail Green Line between St. Paul and Minneapolis has been disrupted Wednesday morning. Replacement buses were shuttling LRT riders between the Prospect Park and Downtown East stations in Minneapolis.
Power Outage Disrupts LRT Service In Twin CitiesMetro Transit reported that light-rail train service was disrupted Wednesday morning as the result of a power outage. Metro Transit said that the outage was affecting both the Blue Line as well as the Green Line.
Metro Transit Reviewing Light Rail Safety ProceduresMetro Transit is reviewing its light rail safety procedures and equipment, and looking at ways to fully inform the public about the dangers of crossing tracks while the trains are running.
Bicyclist Killed By Mpls. LRT Had Been In Similar Accident BeforeThe bicyclist who was struck and killed Friday morning by a light rail train in south Minneapolis has been identified. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office says 29-year-old Jason Michael McCormick, of Minneapolis, died from blunt force trauma after he was hit by the Blue Line train at 46th Street and Hiawatha Avenue at about 7:30 a.m.
Cyclist Stuck By LRT In South Minneapolis DiesFor the second day in a row, a light rail train has been involved in a fatal crash. Metro Transit officials say a man was struck by a Blue Line train just before 7 a.m. Friday morning at 46th Street and Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis.
Woman Struck, Killed By LRT In St. PaulThe St. Paul Fire Department says a woman was struck and killed by a light-rail train in St. Paul Thursday morning.
St. Paul Bar Owner Closing Earlier To Stay SafeBig V's Saloon sits right along the Green Line's path at the intersection of Snelling and University Aves. in Midway. Owner Vic Masanz says since the light rail was built, the area feels less safe around bar close. Masanz has been in that spot for decades.
Single-Day Ridership On LTR Reaches All-Time HighSingle-day ridership on the METRO Green and Blue lines has reached an all-time high topping over 100,000.
Mpls. NAACP Calls For Investigation Of Force Used In Light Rail ArrestThe Minneapolis NAACP is calling for changes to law enforcement practices following the arrest of a black man on the light rail last Wednesday. Video surfaced of 21-year-old Draon Armstrong being slammed to the ground during his arrest on the Green Line at Target Field Station on July 8.
Green Line Connecting Minneapolis, St. Paul Turns 1It's now been one year since the first Green Line train went between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. The $1 billion line has had some issues with collisions and non-paying riders. But it's also had more riders than expected.
Committee Looking To Cut Last Two Stations From Proposed Green Line ExtensionThe Metropolitan Council announced Tuesday that its partners are considering cutting the last two stops on the projected Southwest Light Rail Line in order to keep the Green Line extension connecting Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis on budget.
Met Council Struggles To Make $341M In SW Light Rail Project CutsThe Metropolitan Council has to cut millions of dollars from the Southwest Light Rail project. The Green Line extension will run from Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis. The Southwest LRT Corridor Management Committee met Wednesday morning to go over potential cost-saving options.