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. 


Latest News

The public is invited to review station design concepts for the METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit (LRT) project and learn about the station design process.

Metropolitan Council approves Blue Line Extension’s environmental review allowing the project to proceed

The Federal Transit Administration has issued a Record of Decision for the METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit Project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement.

Issue 6 of the Blue Line Extension project newsletter features an overview of the project's Final Environmental Impact Statement and upcoming environmental fieldwork.

Virtual Tour

This simulation video provides detailed information on the route of the METRO Blue Line Extension. 


Click on the map below for more information about the route of the METRO Blue Line Extension.
METRO Blue Line Extension route map