The Council's most visible light rail projects are those currently operating — the METRO Green Line and METRO Blue Line — but other projects are under construction or in engineering phases. Additional proposed routes would expand the system to better connect all parts of the region.
METRO Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT)
The future extension of the METRO Green Line is a 15-mile route between Eden Prairie and downtown Minneapolis that passes through Minnetonka, Hopkins and St. Louis Park. This southwest metro area is home to more than 210,000 people and encompasses several key employment centers, making it an important economic growth area for the Twin Cities. More about the METRO Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT) project.
METRO Blue Line Extension (Bottineau LRT)
The proposed METRO Blue Line extension would extend the existing METRO Blue Line (Hiawatha Avenue and downtown Minneapolis) north through the cities of Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal and Brooklyn Park. It will connect to the Green (Central and Southwest) LRT lines and Northstar commuter rail line near Target Field. Details about the proposed Blue Line Extension (Bottineau LRT) project.