Light Rail Transit

Ground Broken On New Transit Village Along Blue LineMinneapolis is breaking ground on its new Transit Village, a project to make services more accessible at existing transit stations. The site is near the southeast corner of Lake Street and 22nd Avenue South, adjacent to the Blue Line's Midtown light rail station and several bus routes.
Police: U Of M Students Warned About Pranks Near LRT TrainsThe University of Minnesota Department of Public Safety issued a warning to students on Monday after a series of alleged pranks along the light rail transit line on campus.
1 Million Riders Board Green Line LRT In SeptemberWith some help from the Minnesota Vikings relocating their games to TCF Bank in Stadium Village, the new Green Line LRT between St. Paul and Minneapolis saw more than 1 million riders in September.
Woman Hit By Blue Line Train; Rail Service DisruptedA Blue Line light rail train struck a woman Thursday as she was walking through a designated crossing area.
Blue Line Train Service Restored After Derailment The Blue Line train service has been restored between the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America after a train went off the tracks over the weekend. Metro Transit says crews repaired the light rail line by 5 a.m. Monday, in time for the morning commute.
Green Line LRT Service Disrupted In St. PaulService along the Green Line LRT was disrupted Monday afternoon in St. Paul. Metro Transit said that buses were replacing trains between the Downtown East and Raymond Avenue Stations.
Riders Say Green Line Should Move FasterThe new green light rail line has been up and running for a month, without any major problems, but some have complained about how long a trip takes. Currently, it takes about 53 minutes to get from downtown St. Paul to downtown Minneapolis.
Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park Approve SWLRT ProjectTwo more communities are on board with the new Southwest light rail project, after St. Louis Park and Eden Prairie approved the new $1.6 billion project at their city council meetings Monday night.
Met Council: Green Line Attracts $2.5B In DevelopmentMetro 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.
Mechanical Issue Shuts Down LRT In MinneapolisOfficials said a mechanical issue has forced light rail transit to shut down in part of Minneapolis and commuters should expect significant delays Tuesday morning. Metro transit officials said the Blue Line of light rail transit had to be shut down at Lake Street.
Southwest LRT Project Leaders Work To Find Path ForwardGov. Mark Dayton held a meeting Friday with key players in the Southwest light rail transit project to figure out a way to get the project back on track. The project was postponed last month.
Buses Will Replace Light Rail Service Next 2 Weekends In Parts Of Mpls.Metro Transit officials said Thursday that buses will replace train service on the Metro Blue Line over the next two weekends. Officials said the switch will start Thursday as crews do construction and maintenance on the light rail lines.
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