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. Learn more information about the project.

Advisory body of elected officials community reps endorse proposed route for further study

The Blue Line Extension Corridor Management Committee signaled their support for advancing the analysis of the staff-recommended light rail track route and general station locations for the project.

The advisory body of elected officials and nonelected community representatives passed a resolution on Sept. 14 in support of the Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County continuing to advance the track route and stations through the federal environmental review process. The route will be further studied through preparation of a document known as the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. This further analysis will bring a more detailed understanding of the potential opportunities and impacts of the route through additional engineering, design, community engagement and environmental evaluation.

Read more about the proposed route

Supplemental EIS Preparation Notice

The Blue Line Extension light rail project has pivoted away from portions of the original route and must conduct a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as a result. The environmental, social, and economic impacts of these changes will be evaluated. Please comment on the scope of this review by Sept. 18.

Interactive map

Our interactive map has been updated as of September 2023 to reflect the proposed route being studied in the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

Open a larger version of the map to explore and comment. The map is supported in Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari browsers.

Interactive map of Blue Line Extension station locations

About the Blue Line Extension

METRO Blue Line Extension

Blue Line Extension Project Office
Park Place West Building, Suite 600
6465 Wayzata Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426