An electrical problem is causing delays on the Green Line this afternoon, Metro Transit officials said. The agency is replacing train service with buses between the Downtown East and Raymond Avenue light rail stops. The problem is a broken pantograph, which connects the train to the overhead power lines, according to Metro Transit spokesman Bruce Read more →
Some bus riders may have to figure out a different route next month. Metro Transit is reducing bus service on routes that run parallel to the light-rail line from St. Paul to Minneapolis. But the agency is enhancing nearby bus service, as well as bus routes that link up to the Green Line LRT stations. Read more →
Metro Transit is holding a poster contest for one winner to have artwork featured for the Green Line light rail opening day event.
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Metro Transit started trial runs of Green Line trains this week in preparation for the line’s June 14 opening. Things didn’t go so smoothly this evening when one of the trains partially derailed in downtown St. Paul. The front wheels of the train were several feet from the tracks near 12th and Cedar Streets. Crews Read more →
It opens next year. But Nick Wormley of St. Paul couldn’t wait that long. Fascinated by the route of the new Central Corridor Light Rail Transit, or “Green Line,” he walked for nearly nine hours straight with a camera and tripod to make a moving time-lapse tour video of the route, showing what travel on Read more →
Citing cost concerns, a key advisory panel for the Southwest Corridor light rail project has abandoned a proposal to build a deep tunnel through the Kenilworth Corridor of Minneapolis. Read more →
Here’s a shot of a tow truck stopped at the 10th street station in downtown St. Paul this morning as crews pulled a new Green Line light rail car along the westbound side of the new tracks running from St. Paul to Minneapolis. The first test run happened Sunday, and project officials said it went as Read more →