Southwest Light Rail Transit

METRO Green Line Extension – Eden Prairie to Downtown Minneapolis

Construction Hotline: 612-373-3933

The METRO Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT or SWLRT) will serve downtown Minneapolis and the communities of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie. The line will include 16 new stations and will be part of an integrated system of transitways, including connections to the METRO Blue Line, the Northstar Commuter Rail line, and many bus routes. At Target Field Station in Minneapolis, Green Line Extension trains will continue along the METRO Green Line, providing one-seat rides to the University of Minnesota, State Capitol area, and downtown St. Paul. Read more project facts.

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Southwest LRT Construction Bulletin: July 30, 2021

August Construction Walking Tours
Walking tours along Southwest LRT are back! You can reserve a spot for an August walking tour in each of the corridor cities here. Registration is required for the walking tours due to limited spaces on construction sites. We will provide hardhats and other personal protective wear. Please note, these tours are weather dependent.uthwest LRT will need systems equipment to help with communications and power. Before these elements are placed along the Southwest LRT project, teams work to fabricate and test the equipment. The Southwest Project Office reached a major milestone last week as crews installed the first Traction Power Substation (TPSS) on the project. There are 19 more to install. TPSS facilities help convert power to run the light rail vehicles.

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SWLRT Trail Detour Map

To help trail users navigate detours, we now have a Google mapping tool that can help you in the field. To view a larger version click on the square in the upper right hand corner.  

Explore The Route

Take a virtual flyover of the route of the METRO Green Line Extension from Eden Prairie through Minnetonka, Hopkins, St. Louis Park, and downtown Minneapolis. Key design features of the new light rail line include passenger stations, park-and-ride facilities, bridges, tunnels, and pedestrian/bicycle facilities. See more about the METRO Green Line Extension route and stations.