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Buses Replace Light Rail Line In Downtown Mpls. This Weekend

Commuters taking light-rail trains to and from downtown Minneapolis this weekend will be hopping on a bus for a portion of their trip, according to Metro Transit officials. The Blue Line, formerly called the Hiawatha Line, will undergo scheduled maintenance from Friday at 7:30 p.m. till Monday at 3:30 a.m. between the Target Field and Franklin Avenue stations.

03/26/2014

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Light-Rail Train Derails In Downtown St. Paul Snow

Snow has caused a light-rail train to derail during operator training in downtown St. Paul. A Metro Transit spokesman says the lead car of a three-car train came off the Green Line tracks around 4 p.m. Wednesday after hitting snow from last week’s snowstorm.

02/26/2014

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Police: LRT Train Hits Maple Grove Squad In Minneapolis

Authorities are investigating after a Maple Grove squad car was involved in an accident with a light rail train in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning. Metro Transit Police said the accident happened at about 1 a.m. Saturday near the station at 5th street and 5th Avenue in Minneapolis.

02/01/2014

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Minneapolis Man, 62, Killed In Light Rail Train Accident

Authorities said a 62-year-old Minneapolis man was killed Sunday night after being hit by a light rail train. John Siqveland with Metro Transit said the accident happened at about 6 p.m. Sunday near 42nd Street East and Hiawatha Avenue.

01/15/2014

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Metro Transit: Pedestrian Struck, Killed By LRT

A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a light rail train in Minneapolis Sunday evening, according to Metro Transit.

01/12/2014

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Central Corridor LRV Makes Inaugural Appearance

A sign that the long-awaited Central Corridor project is nearing its end? The first Green Line light rail is making its inaugural appearance on Sunday.

04/28/2013

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Hiawatha LRT Service Resumes After Morning Ice

This fresh dose of winter has caused Metro Transit’s light rail line to halt Thursday morning, as ice on the power lines forced them to shut down the entire line, from Mall of America to Target Field.

04/11/2013

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Metro Transit: 1 Dead After Car Collides With Light-Rail Train

A 55-year-old man died Friday evening, authorities say, after his car collided with a light-rail train and was pushed about 500 feet down a south Minneapolis track while on fire.

03/22/2013

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No Serious Injuries After Light Rail, Truck Collide In Mpls.

No one was seriously injured after a commercial truck collided with a light rail train Tuesday afternoon at Fifth Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, according to Metro Transit.

01/22/2013

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Meet Metro Transit’s New ‘Green’ Light Rail Train

The new light rail train that will carry passengers from St. Paul to Minneapolis is undergoing testing along the Hiawatha light rail line.

10/10/2012

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Central Corridor Reaches The Halfway Mark

The Central Corridor light rail project has reached a milestone. The 11-mile line connecting the downtowns of St. Paul and Minneapolis is now 50 percent complete.

05/14/2012

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Van Collides With Metro Transit Train

A van collided with a Metro Transit light-rail train headed to the Mall of America Monday afternoon.

08/01/2011

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Downtown LRT To Shut Down This Weekend

The Hiawatha Light Rail line will be shut down between the Target Field and Metrodome stations over the weekend.

07/07/2011

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Feds Sign Commitment To LRT Funding

Federal officials on Tuesday signed a formal funding commitment for the Central Corridor light rail line said to be the largest public works project in Minnesota’s history.

04/26/2011

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Minor Collision Involving Light Rail Train

A car ran a red light in downtown Minneapolis Saturday morning and was clipped by a light rail train.

04/16/2011

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2 Mpls. Ramps Close For Light-Rail Work

Two ramps in Minneapolis will be closing for months as crews continue to work on the Central Corridor light-rail line.

03/28/2011

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Pedestrian Struck By LRT, Killed

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Hiawatha light-rail train in south Minneapolis Sunday evening.

02/20/2011

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LRT Service Back Up In Downtown Mpls.

Light rail train service was interrupted Thursday morning in downtown Minneapolis due to an equipment problem.

01/27/2011

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Metro Transit Reports High Ridership

New figures show the Northstar Commuter Rail isn’t getting nearly as many riders as expected, but overall more people are taking public transit as they head to and from work.

01/19/2011

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Construction Starts On $243M Train Hub In St. Paul

Construction crews are starting a $243 million renovation that will turn St. Paul’s historic Union Depot back into a hub for trains and buses.

01/18/2011

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Teen Charged In Stabbing At Light Rail Station

Prosecutors say a 17-year-old boy wielded a knife at a Minneapolis light rail station and repeatedly stabbed a man who wouldn’t answer a question about the train schedule — all while the victim was on the phone with a 911 operator.

01/05/2011

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Man Stabbed In Neck Waiting For LRT

A man was hospitalized after he was stabbed in the neck while waiting for a light rail train in Minneapolis Wednesday night.

12/30/2010