Southwest Light Rail Transit

METRO Green Line Extension – Eden Prairie to Downtown Minneapolis

The METRO Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT) will operate on a route from downtown Minneapolis through the communities of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie.

The line will include 16 new stations and will be part of an integrated system of transitways, including connections to the METRO Blue Line, the Northstar Commuter Rail line, and many bus routes. At Target Field Station in Minneapolis, Green Line Extension trains will continue along the METRO Green Line, providing one-seat rides to the University of Minnesota, State Capitol area, and downtown St. Paul. Read more project facts.

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Weekly construction update

July 19, 2019


Freight Track Work Begins
Please be mindful that freight tracks are also active construction zones and trespassing violations may be enforced to ensure safety. Along the project corridor, work is beginning to remove existing freight rail siding track and prepare for the temporary and permanent location of freight tracks in Hopkins, St. Louis Park and Minneapolis. In the Kenilworth Corridor, south of the Cedar Lake Channel, minor earthwork, grading and the arrival of ballast for the temporary and permanent freight rail shifts will begin during the week of July 22. This work will be completed before freight tracks are shifted to make way for tunnel construction later in the fall.

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Construction hotline

  • For urgent Southwest LRT construction issues, call the 24-hour hotline at 612-373-3933 for assistance. Call the hotline for problems such as blocked access to business or residential areas, improper traffic sign placement, or parking issues.
  • For general questions or comments about Southwest LRT, contact your Community Outreach Coordinator.
  • For emergencies, always call 911.

Explore the route

Take a virtual flyover of the route of the METRO Green Line Extension from Eden Prairie through Minnetonka, Hopkins, St. Louis Park, and downtown Minneapolis. Key design features of the new light rail line include passenger stations, park-and-ride facilities, bridges, tunnels, and pedestrian/bicycle facilities. See more about the METRO Green Line Extension route and stations.