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.
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.
St. Paul Man Accused Of Robbing, Assaulting Elderly Man On LRT PlatformA 44-year-old St. Paul man is accused of assaulting an elderly man at a Green Line platform in St. Paul Monday evening, according to charges filed in Ramsey County.
Buses Replace Light Rail Line In Downtown Mpls. This WeekendCommuters 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.
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.
Police: LRT Train Hits Maple Grove Squad In MinneapolisAuthorities 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.
Minneapolis Man, 62, Killed In Light Rail Train AccidentAuthorities 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.
Metro Transit: Pedestrian Struck, Killed By LRTA pedestrian is dead after being struck by a light rail train in Minneapolis Sunday evening, according to Metro Transit.
Central Corridor LRV Makes Inaugural AppearanceA 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.
Hiawatha LRT Service Resumes After Morning IceThis 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.
Metro Transit: 1 Dead After Car Collides With Light-Rail TrainA 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.
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.