METRO Green Line Extension
It's more than just a train — it's a community builder.
The METRO Green Line Extension (also known as the Southwest light rail project, or SWLRT) is a generational investment in our region’s transit system that adds 14.5 miles to the existing METRO Green Line, which connects downtown Minneapolis, downtown Saint Paul, and places in between. The new segment adds more stations in Minneapolis, plus St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie. That’s a one-seat ride to job centers, cultural features, and each neighborhood along its tracks.
This investment connects one city to the next, creating jobs for people from across Minnesota, building homegrown economies, and providing reliable transportation for thousands of residents. When our communities thrive, the rest of the region thrives, too. That’s why the Met Council is investing in this project, and why we count on partnerships and investments in each city along the METRO Green Line Extension.
Spring Construction Walking Tours
Come join us for a unique experience observing construction progress. The METRO Green Line Extension outreach team is offering walking tours during the 2022 construction season at different locations along the route.
See the below dates and locations and sign up for a tour today! Attendance is capped at 15 participants.
- SouthWest Station (Eden Prairie): Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
- Opus Park Bridges and Walls Tour (Minnetonka): Saturday, May 14, 2022, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
- Glenwood Avenue Bridges Tour (Minneapolis): Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
- Excelsior Boulevard LRT Bridge (Hopkins): Saturday, May 21, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Beltline Boulevard Station Area (St. Louis Park): Saturday, May 21, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Click here to sign up for a tour.
Explore the Green Line Extension
Collaboration and cooperation with countless supporters have shaped and given life to the vision of a better-connected region. A region that’s connected by the Green Line Extension. This line is not only for the residents, businesses, and visitors of downtown Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie — it will also connect people to places across the metro.
16 new stations have stimulated development that will provide affordable places for people to live and access the line. Connections to other METRO lines and countless local bus routes will bring people to jobs, jobs to communities, and returns to communities across the region. There’s much more to the METRO Green Line extension than meets the eye.