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.

Early ridership and cost data signals the project will be competitive for federal funding

Early estimated ridership and cost ranges for the METRO Blue Line Extension indicate this proposed light rail project will continue to be eligible and highly competitive for federal funding through the Federal Transit Administration’s New Starts program.

"Providing efficient, reliable, all-day transit service will add mobility that doesn’t exist today for many residents along the Blue Line Extension corridor," said Met Council Member Reva Chamblis, whose district includes much of the project’s alignment.

Read more about February 2024 ridership and cost projections

What's next for the project

2024 will be a big year for the METRO Blue Line Extension project. Project staff will be working on more detailed plans for local review and approval, and we'll be out in community in more ways than ever, connecting with residents and businesses as we work together to advance this generational transit investment for corridor communities. Read about what's next in 2024.

Interactive map

Our interactive map has been updated as of March 2024 to reflect the 30% engineering plans.

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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