Location / Name:
Minneapolis MN, Hennepin County TO
St Paul MN, Ramsey County
Metro Green Line Light Rail System
GPS Coordinates: as needed
Phone A/C: 612
ZIP: 55415 (downtown Minneapolis)
ZIP: 55101 (downtown St Paul)
Access by train/transit:
Blue Line Light Rail System (in Minneapolis)
Northstar Regional Commuter Rail (in Minneapolis)
Amtrak (in St Paul)
The Green Line (formerly called the Central Corridor) opened on June 14th, 2014.
The line has a total of 23 stations, five of which it shares with the Blue Line
when in downtown Minneapolis.
The last station on the Green Line is Union Station in St Paul.
Service to Union Station had come to an end when Amtrak took over in 1971,
but the city purchased the building in 2009, and the renovated station
re-opened to the public on December 8, 2012
If you want to go south in Minneapolis, let's say to the Mall of America, you
will have to transfer to a Blue Line train at one of the five
stations in downtown Minneapolis.
Caroline Yang/MPR News
Almost any exit on I-94 between St Paul and Minneapolis will be close to the
line at some point, this includes exits:
From WB I-95, there is no way to get on I-35W NB
-- 234C - 5 blocks north via Cedar Ave
-- 234C - 2 blocks south via Cedar Ave for the Blue Line Shops and Franklin
-- 235B - 7 blocks north via Huron Blvd
-- 236 - 2 blocks north once you take the University exit off 280
-- 237 - 4 blocks north via Vandalia St (also Minnesota Commercial here)
-- 238 - 5 blocks north via Snelling Ave, MN 51
-- 239A - 5 blocks north via Hamline Ave
-- 239 - 4 blocks north via Lexington Pkwy
-- 240 - 7 blocks north via Dale St
-- 241 - 7 blocks north via Marion St
Green Line/Blue Line Junction West Bank East Bank
The Southwest Extension (of the Green Line) is currently a hotly debated
project. Much of the proposed right-of-way would encroach upon hikey-bikey
trails carved from long abandoned rail lines, and the health nuts don't want to
see one inch of their precious trail going to the project.... stay tuned!
The current government council will be replaced in the next upcoming election,
and if the project is not approved before then, the fate of it hangs in the air.
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