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Green Line Collides With Car In St. Paul

The METRO Green Line light-rail train collided with a car in St. Paul, Minn. Monday night. According to Metro Transit officials, the train and the car hit at 8:20 p.m. at the intersection of University Avenue and N. Hampden Avenue.

06/16/2014

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Talking Points: Green Line Opening Hailed A Big Success

Despite the weather, the debut of the Metro Transit Green line is being hailed as a big success. On Saturday, about 45,000 people took advantage of free service to try out the new line connecting downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. But along the corridor, there is concern about safety.

06/15/2014

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3 Women Cross Item Off Bucket List After Riding Green Line

Three women in their 90s got to cross something off their bucket list Saturday. They were among the first riders to catch a METRO Green Line train at the Victoria Station Saturday They told WCCO it brought back memories of when streetcars ran along University Avenue

06/14/2014

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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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New Tool Aims To Prevent Future Train Derailments

Like an accordion of massive steel boxes, 15 empty freight cars lay piled Friday along a stretch of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad track. It’s BNSF’s mainline to the west coast, and it averages about 56 trains a day. Roughly twenty percent of that traffic is made up of the long tanker cars hauling heavy crude oil from North Dakota.

06/13/2014

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Train Hits Juvenile In North Metro

A child suffered broken bones Thursday after being hit by a slow-moving freight train while playing on the tracks, officials say.

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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METRO Green Line Prepares For Grand Opening

Some members of the media got the chance to ride the new Green Line train Saturday during their final test runs. The Green Line goes from Union Depot Station in St. Paul, Minn. to Target Field Station in Minneapolis. A trip between the two downtowns is expected to take about 50 minutes.

06/07/2014

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What To Expect At St. Paul’s Grand Old Day

If you’re looking for something to do Sunday, why not head to Grand Avenue in St. Paul for the 41st Grand Old Day! It’s the biggest one-day festival in the Midwest, according to Sue Evens of the Grand Avenue Business Association.

05/31/2014

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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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New Light Rail Station Opens At Target Field

It’s being called the Grand Central Station of Minnesota. The newest light rail station opened Saturday at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis. It will serve as a hub for the light rail as well as Northstar trains. Commuters can also connect to bus routes and bike trails there.

05/17/2014

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‘Right Track’ Links High Schoolers To Big St. Paul Summer Jobs

Many say a summer job is a jumpstart to success. That’s why the U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez is coming to St. Paul Friday. He’s getting a look at a program that the city launched to help high school students get work experience. It’s called Right Track, a partnership between the city, the school district and businesses.

05/15/2014

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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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Officials: 12 Released From Hospital After Downtown Bus Crash

A dozen people are out of the hospital following an incident Tuesday night in downtown Minneapolis where a bus ran into a pedestrian and a traffic pole, causing several bus passengers to suffer minor injuries due to the abrupt stop.

04/23/2014

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Officials: Bus Hits Pedestrian In Downtown Mpls.

A Metro Transit bus hit a pedestrian in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday evening, officials said, and the pedestrian, the bus driver and several bus passengers were brought to a hospital.

04/22/2014

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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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Metro Transit: Bus Rolls Over Man In Uptown

A man was taken to a metro hospital Tuesday night after being run over by the back wheels of a Metro Transit bus in Uptown, officials say.

04/15/2014

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Light Rail Practices Emergency Drill in St. Paul

Metro Transit police, St. Paul police and fire and Rail Operations are taking part in an emergency drill for St. Paul’s downtown Light Rail Sunday afternoon. The drill will go from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of University Avenue and Raymond Avenue.

04/05/2014

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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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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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Commuters Concerned Over Latest Northstar Line Delay

Three days after some of the worst driving conditions in recent memory, plenty of people were still late to work, but the roads weren’t the culprit. The Northstar Commuter Rail line was once again delayed for commuters coming in from the northwest, with Monday morning delays of 60 to 90 minutes reported.

02/24/2014

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Metro Transit: 2 Northstar Trains Collide With Car In North Metro

Two Northstar Commuter Rail line trains collided with a car Tuesday evening in the north metro, Metro Transit says.

02/18/2014

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Northstar Train Strikes Car With Infant Inside

An infant boy is unharmed after the car he was in was hit by a Northstar Commuter Rail line train in Elk River on Monday morning. According to Metro Transit officials, a car with a woman and infant inside sled onto train tracks at Proctor Avenue around 7 a.m. after the car came in to contact with another vehicle near the intersection. The woman was unable to move her car or retrieve her child, and exited before a northbound Northstar train hit the vehicle with the infant still inside.

02/17/2014

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