METRO Blue Line Extension

Minneapolis & northwestern communities

The METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit project will extend the existing Blue Line from Target Field Station northwest to Brooklyn Park and connect communities along the way.

Interactive map of potential station locations and visualizations

As of November 5, 2021 the interactive map located below has been updated with new information including new station area designs and cooridor concept drawings. Community members are encouraged to view the updated map and provide input.

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Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County release potential station study areas and corridor concept drawings

The Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County released potential station study areas and corridor concept drawings for the planned METRO Blue Line Extension in July 2021. Following feedback from the community station study areas and engineering designs were refined and updated as of November 2021.

Potential Station Study Areas – Click here to view a pdf map of the potential station study areas and visualizations
A potential station study area is a location where the project is considering a station for the light rail.

How were these potential station study areas determined?
  • Previously planned stations
  • Stakeholder and community input
  • Key destinations
  • Transit connections
  • 1/2 to 1 mile spacing
  • Overall number of stations
NOTE: The total number of stations has not been determined, meaning some potential station locations may be consolidated or eliminated.

How will these potential station study areas be evaluated?
These stations will be studied with regards to the project principles and goals, public engagement, and engineering requirements. Some additional considerations may include population and jobs, available right of way, and existing and future land use.

Corridor Concept Drawings 
  • The corridor concept drawings are an extension of the route maps published in March 2021, and were updated in November 2021.
  • Each concept represents a vision of what Blue Line light rail could look like at individual locations along the considered routes.
  • Please note that these visualizations are conceptual in nature and are intended only to further ongoing discussions about route selection
  • Your feedback on these materials will help us refine the route options and be incorporated into a report that will be available in December 2021

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Engagement Update

We have many upcoming in-person and virtual public meetings taking place in November. For more information about these events, view our Meetings and Events page. We hope to see you there.

Other ways to connect with us:

We’re working with 14 community and cultural organizations to support a robust engagement process over the coming months. This is your light rail project, and we look forward to working with you to deliver the best project possible.

Learn more

Learn how the potential routes were selected and other routes considered: