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Operator The "T"
System Type Light Rail
Year Opened 2004
# of Lines 2
# of Cars
Gauge Std
Power overhead
Fare Media POP Tickets
Website Metro Transit
Data Date 2004
1st Visit 12/04
Last Visit 3/13
% Rode 50%

Lake States Transit > Minneapolis
Light Rail


The Twin Cities area opened its first Light Rail line in 2004. The Blue (formerly called Hiawatha) Line starts in downtown Minneapolis. It's original terminal was Ft Snelling. Later the same year is was extended to Mall of America via Twin Cities Int'l Airport. The station at the main terminal of the airport is underground. Most of the line is at grade, with some elevated portions. 

Now if you have a long layover at MSP, you can hop on a Light Rail train to downtown, or to the Mall of America. The webmaster did this exact scenario on the opening day of the Airport station in December 2004.

A second light rail line is scheduled to open in 2013, the Green line will start in downtown Minneapolis with the Blue, then diverge to head east to downtown St. Paul.

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Last Updated: 02/13/18


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