METRO Gold Line opening set for March 22, 2025

Date: Monday, April 1, 2024

The METRO Gold Line — the state’s first bus rapid transit line to operate primarily within bus-only lanes — will open on March 22, 2025, project leaders have announced. The new line will connect Woodbury to downtown Saint Paul.

The Gold Line is one of three new BRT lines Metro Transit will open next year, expanding the region’s network of METRO lines that provide reliable, all-day service and stations with amenities like heated and lit shelters.

The METRO B Line, which will largely replace Route 21, is scheduled to open on June 14, 2025, and the METRO E Line, which will largely replace Route 6, is scheduled to open in December 2025.

By the end of next year, the region will have eight BRT lines in service and several more in various stages of planning, design, and engineering.

Construction on the Gold Line and related improvements, such as a new bridge connecting the cities of Oakdale and Woodbury, began in late 2022. Construction is currently 41% complete, advancing on time and under budget. The $505.3 million project is being largely funded by the Federal Transit Administration and Ramsey and Washington counties.

Construction continues on stations, BRT guideway and bridges, retaining and noise walls, and a three-level, 500-space Park & Ride near the intersection of Woodlane Drive and Guider Drive in Woodbury. Learn more about 2024 construction activities.

When open, the Gold Line will provide all-day, daily service between downtown Saint Paul and Woodbury. Buses will travel in dedicated lanes for about 70% of the 10-mile route, serving stops in Saint Paul, Maplewood, Landfall, Oakdale, and Woodbury.

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