METRO Blue Line Extension
Minneapolis & northwestern communities
Route Modification Report
The Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County are pleased to announce the release of a route recommendation for the METRO Blue Line Extension. After carefully reviewing community input and findings from technical analyses completed to date, the project recommends extending the existing Blue Line light rail transit from Target Field station along West Broadway Avenue in Minneapolis to County Road 81 in Crystal and Robbinsdale, and along West Broadway Avenue in Brooklyn Park.
This recommendation comes from nearly two years of community outreach, technical analysis, and stakeholder interaction, and is a major milestone for this transformational investment in our community.
“The METRO Blue Line Extension project is an essential part of our region’s transit infrastructure,” said Met Council Chair Charlie Zelle. “Our partners at Hennepin County and the METRO Blue Line Extension staff have done an admirable job in balancing the feedback we have heard from the community, engineering challenges, and route analysis in making this recommendation. The route is not without its challenges, but I sincerely believe they are not insurmountable. When complete, the METRO Blue Line Extension will be an investment our community can be proud of.”
Interactive map of potential station locations and visualizations
This interactive map has been updated with new information including refined station study areas, route options, and corridor concept drawings. Community members are encouraged to view the updated map and provide input.
Open a larger version of the map and share your feedback. The map is supported in Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari browsers.