Light Rail
WCCO Radio Newsroom
August 19, 2019 - 5:08 am
Changes to Metro Transit's all-night service on the Green Line began Monday morning. After offering light rail service to both downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul for five years, Metro Transit began shutting down service between 2 and 4 a.m. Crews will perform maintenance on the trains during the...
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May 13, 2019 - 4:30 am
The very popular Kenilworth bike and pedestrian trail closes Monday, May 13 for three years as construction begins on the Southwest Light Rail Transit project. From the Midtown Greenway to the Cedar-Isles area, the trail is expected to remail closed until summer of 2022. There are also closures...
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April 20, 2019 - 8:54 am
One man is dead after he somehow fell onto light rail tracks and was struck by a moving Green Line train near the University of Minnesota campus. The man is identified a 68-year-old Charles Donald, and his family went to the station on Sunday to release balloons and remember him. The collision...
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Adam Carter
December 05, 2018 - 11:51 am
A man is in custody after he ran from police into Terminal 1 of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and then into the light rail tunnel today, forcing stoppage of Blue Line service temporarily. According to a spokesman for the airport, police were notified of a stolen vehicle that had...
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Mall of America trains and buses
August 03, 2018 - 5:08 am
Renovation of the state's busiest transit hub is finally underway. The Mall of America's transit center is getting a $25 million upgrade, with groundbreaking taking place on Thursday. "This new station will improve efficiency, it will improve safety, will be easier to get in and out of," said...
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May 22, 2018 - 9:58 am
One by one, police are arrested and removed more than a dozen protesters who blocked the Blue Line light rail train in south Minneapolis near Fort Snelling on Tuesday morning. Other protesters replaced those who were taken away, and they were also arrested. After about 15 minutes, the tracks were...
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April 11, 2018 - 7:27 am
A train traveling north on Metro Transit’s blue line struck and killed bicyclist near Hiawatha Ave and 42nd Street South in Minneapolis Tuesday evening. It happened around 6:45 PM. Minneapolis and Metro Transit Police stopped train traffic in both directions as they investigated and brought in...
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April 01, 2018 - 9:06 am
Police say alcohol is likely a factor is a single-car crash onto light rail tracks in Saint Paul Friday evening. Five people were hurt in the crash on University Avenue at Chatsworth Street when the vehicle collided into a power pole. One remains hospitalized in critical condition, while the others...
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