METRO Blue Line Extension LRT

The METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit (LRT) will operate northwest from downtown Minneapolis through north Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal, and Brooklyn Park, drawing riders northwest of Brooklyn Park.

The proposed alignment is primarily at-grade and will have 11 new stations in addition to Target Field Station, and about 13 miles of double track. The line will interline with the METRO Blue Line and connect Minneapolis and the region's northwestern communities with existing light rail transit on the METRO Green Line, future light rail transit on the METRO Green Line Extension, bus rapid transit on the METRO Red Line, the Northstar commuter rail line, and local and express bus routes. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2018 with service to start in 2022. The total project cost is estimated at $1.536 billion, funded by a combination of federal, state, and local sources.

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