METRO Blue Line Extension

Bottineau Transitway – Minneapolis & Northwestern Communities

The METRO Blue Line Extension (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 LRT on the METRO Green Line, future LRT 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. 

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Latest News

4/18/2017
To help people develop the skills for light rail construction jobs, the Council is working with organizations to offer free training for up to 80 people and 10 soon-to-be high school graduates.

3/20/2017
Issue 8 of the Blue Line Extension project newsletter.

1/31/2017
At least $6.786 billion in investment has been tallied along the existing METRO Green Line and Blue Line and the proposed Southwest and Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit (LRT) projects.

1/19/2017
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) gives the Blue Line Extension LRT Project a green light to start the engineering phase of the project. 
Blue Line Extension virtual flyover

Virtual Flyover

A virtual flyover tour of the METRO Blue Line Extension is now available. The narrated flyover follows the new LRT route from Oak Grove Parkway in Brooklyn Park to downtown Minneapolis.