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.

Bike tour postponement

The Friday, July 19 public bike tour has been POSTPONED due to staff illness.

We are rescheduling this tour for Tuesday, August 6, 1-3 PM. The tour information will be updated on the Project’s Meeting and Events page. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you on the rescheduled date.

Reach out to David Davies at [email protected] with any questions about this event.


July & August Construction Walking Tours

Our next round of construction walking tours will take place in July and August. Attendance is limited to 15 participants per tour. Participants must be able to walk on uneven terrain and for at least one mile. Additionally, please be aware that tours involving the LRT tunnels includes entry into enclosed and confined spaces. Those with sensitivities to confined spaces or claustrophobia should not sign up for the tours involving tunnels.

Additional tours are anticipated to be offered in September. Click here to register for a tour by visiting the Green Line Extension Meetings and Events page

Are you a member of a group that would like to arrange a walking, biking or driving tour? Reach out to Community Outreach Coordinator Diane Anastos at [email protected] to arrange a time that fits your group’s schedule and topic of interest.


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.

METRO Green Line Extension

Green Line Extension Project Office
Park Place West Building, Suite 500
6465 Wayzata Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Construction hotline: 612-373-3933