Southwest Light Rail Transit

METRO Green Line Extension – Eden Prairie to Downtown Minneapolis

The METRO Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT or SWLRT) 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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Southwest LRT Construction Update: October 11, 2019


Construction Progressing by Segments
The Southwest corridor is divided into 16 construction segments, with each segment centered around a major work activity. Segments cover different sized areas and allow the contractor to sequence the work that needs to occur in that area, like building a tunnel or constructing a station. The Southwest project currently has active construction work in 15 of the 16 segments. The final segment is in the Opus area and work will occur in that area this Fall. Much of the work is still “in the ground,” with activities such as piling, sheeting, and utility work. While the upcoming winter construction season will be less active in many areas, work will continue to prepare for the 2020 construction season when more visible elements of the project will come out of the ground.

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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.