Minneapolis-St. Paul

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Overview - Minneapolis-St. Paul

Located on the Mississippi River, Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County and is largest city by population in Minnesota. It has approximately 425,400 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2018. Across the Mississippi to the east, St. Paul is the capital of and second largest city in Minnesota. It has approximately 307,700 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2018. The Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area (Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington) comprised 3,629,190 residents as of the 2018 US Census Bureau Estimate.


The Twin Cities' rapid transit network consists of two light rail services, multiple arterial rapid transit and rapid bus lines, and a commuter rail line.

METRO Light Rail

Opened June 2004, METRO's light rail network consists of two light rail services that serve the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and the surrounding suburbs. Extensions are planned for both light rail lines.

Blue Line

The METRO Blue Line is a 19.3 km light rail service on a North-South alignment, running from Target Field in the north to the Mall of America in the south via downtown Minneapolis and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, serving 19 stations. It shares tracks with the Green Line in downtown Minneapolis.


The Blue Line was opened in June 2004 and the last extension to the line was in December 2009, when Bloomington station was opened. The Blue Line is operated by Metro Transit.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Blue10'10'10-15'10-15'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Jan 13, 2020

Green Line

The METRO Green Line is an 18 km light rail service on an East-West alignment, running from Target Field in the west to the St. Paul Union Depot in the east via downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul, serving 23 stations. It shares tracks with the Blue Line in downtown Minneapolis.


The Green Line was opened in June 2014. The Green Line is operated by Metro Transit.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Green10'10'10-15'10-15'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Jan 13, 2020

METRO Bus Rapid Transit

Opened June 2013, METRO's bus rapid transit network consists of three arterial bus rapid transit and rapid bus lines that serve the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and the surrounding suburbs. Further extensions and corridors are under construction.

Red Line

The METRO Red Line is a rapid bus line on a North-South alignment, running from the Mall of America in the north to Apple Valley in the south along Cedar Avenue, serving 5 stations.


The Red Line was opened in June 2013. The Red Line is operated by the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Red20'20'30'30'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Jan 13, 2020

A Line

The METRO A Line is an arterial bus rapid transit line on a horizontally flipped L-shaped alignment, running from Rosedale Transit Center in the north to 46 St in the southwest along Snelling, Ford, and 46th, serving 20 stops.


The A Line was opened in June 2016. The A Line is operated by the Metro Transit.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
A10'10'10'10-15'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Jan 13, 2020

C Line

The METRO C Line is an arterial bus rapid transit line on a north-south alignment, running from Brooklyn Center Transit Center to Park in downtown Minneapolis along Penn, Olson, and 6th/7th, serving 23 stops.


The C Line was opened in June 2019. The C Line is operated by the Metro Transit.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
C10'10'10-15'10-15'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Jan 13, 2020

Northstar Commuter Rail

Northstar Line

The Northstar Line is a 64 km commuter rail line running from the Big Lake to Target Field in downtown Minneapolis, serving 7 stations.


The Northstar Line was opened in November 2009. The last expansion to the line was the opening of Ramsey station in November 2012

References & Helpful Links

METRO at Wikipedia

Northstar Line at Wikipedia

Official Website for METRO (Light Rail & BRT): METRO

Official Website for Northstar Commuter Rail: Northstar Commuter Rail


Maps

Official System Map - Metro Transit [PDF] [Last Accessed Jan 13, 2020]


Other Sources

Minneapolis-St. Paul, USA at Urbanrail.net

Asset Notes

Colors were taken from official maps as of August 2019.


Last Updated: Jan 13, 2020

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