Route and Stations

The Southwest LRT (METRO Green Line Extension) will extend the METRO Green Line (Central Corridor LRT) approximately 14.5 miles from downtown Minneapolis through St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie. This area, known as the Southwest Corridor, contains a concentration of businesses including several of the state’s largest employers.

Route Map

The map below shows the route of the METRO Green Line Extension from SouthWest Station in Eden Prairie to Target Field Station in Minneapolis, where the line will continue east as the METRO Green Line and also connect to the METRO Blue Line, Northstar Commuter Rail, and local bus routes. Click for a larger route map in your web browser, or view a printable PDF route map.

Renderings showing details of station designs

Stations

The METRO Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT) will begin passenger service with 15 new stations:

Construction of a sixteenth station at Town Center in Eden Prairie will be deferred, with foundations and underground infrastructure constructed to facilitate adding the station after the line is in service.

At Target Field Station in Minneapolis, Green Line Extension trains will continue east as the METRO Green Line.

For details on station location and design, use the links at left to view profile pages for each station.

Station Design Open Houses

The Southwest LRT Project hosted a series of open houses in April 2015 to provide an opportunity for community residents to learn about station design and give feedback to project staff.

Route and Station Area Visualizations

Virtual Flyover Tour

Virtual Flyover Tour

This virtual flyover tour of the METRO Green Line Extension begins at SouthWest Station in Eden Prairie and follows the light rail route to downtown Minneapolis. Along the way, the flyover shows stations and key design features of the new LRT line.

Hopkins visualization

Hopkins Visualization

The Hopkins visualization shows features of the Green Line Extension including Downtown Hopkins Station, the new light rail bridge over Excelsior Boulevard, and Blake Road Station.