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Light Rail’s Green Line Opens With Celebration, Some Protest

The Green Line light rail that runs between St. Paul and Minneapolis is opening for business. Service on the Green Line will officially start at 10 a.m. Saturday after a ribbon cutting ceremony at Union Depot on St. Paul.

06/14/2014

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Ramsey Co. Historical Society Wants People To Document Green Line

The Green Line opening is just the newest chapter in the rich, storied history of University Avenue. Minneapolis and St. Paul were connected in 1890 with the creation of the street car system, according to Chad Roberts with the Ramsey County Historic Society.

06/14/2014

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As Green Line Opens, Some Businesses Relieved, But Others Packing Up

For some business owners along University Avenue, the opening of the METRO Green Line this weekend brings a sigh of relief. While some celebrate, however, others are packing up.

06/12/2014

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Final Preparations Begin For Green Line’s Debut

The new Green Line light rail train that connects St. Paul and Minneapolis officially begins its travels this weekend.

06/12/2014

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Officials Prepping To Make Green Line Opening Accident-Free

The Green Line will open in just four days and metro transit officers are talking safety. So far, there have been four accidents during test runs on the light rail line that will connect St. Paul and Minneapolis.

06/10/2014

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Metro Green Line Test Train Collides With Car

No one was seriously injured Sunday night after a Metro Transit Green Line test train collided with a vehicle, according to authorities.

06/09/2014

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After 3 Crashes, Officials Work To Educate Public On Green Line Safety

The Metro Green Line is not even up and running yet and there has already been three accidents during practice runs on the rail. St. Paul and Metro Transit officers say that is a problem.

05/21/2014

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Met Council: Green Line Attracts $2.5B In Development

Metro Transit’s 11-mile Green Line light rail system running from downtown St. Paul to downtown Minneapolis begins service exactly one month from today on June 14. The route promises greater access throughout for the Twin Cities and metro area suburbs.

05/14/2014

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05/14/2014

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LRT Connecting Downtowns Set To Run 24/7

The forthcoming commuter line connecting the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul via light rail train is likely scheduled to run 24 hours a day, every day. The Green Line was originally set to run only from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily, with a four-hour gap on the overnights.

04/22/2014

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‘Faulty Work’ Leads To Repairs, Traffic Delays Near Green Line

Recent lane reductions at 11 intersections along the new light rail line between St. Paul and Minneapolis are resurrecting traffic headache memories for local motorists.

04/15/2014

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Met Council Approves Southwest LRT Shallow Tunnels Plan

It’s been in the planning stages for years, but the controversial Southwest Light Rail line took a big step forward Wednesday. The Metropolitan Council voted 14-2 to approve the shallow tunnel plan that runs under the Kenilworth Trail.

04/09/2014

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Southwest LRT Green Line Extension Moves Forward Despite Opposition

The controversial Southwest LRT Green Line Extension will move forward after a key committee vote early Wednesday afternoon. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was one of the opposing votes.

04/02/2014

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More Northstar Delays, ‘Green’ LRT Enters Training Stage

If you rely on the Northstar Commuter Rail from Big Lake to Minneapolis, prepare for delays through the rest of the week. On Monday, the rail was running so late that Metro Transit put out the word to riders, recommending they try to find another way to work.

02/25/2014

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