Southwest Light Rail Transit
METRO Green Line Extension – Eden Prairie to Downtown Minneapolis
The METRO Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT or SWLRT) will operate on a route from downtown Minneapolis through 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 Update: January 17, 2020
More on the Construction Update here
SouthWest Temporary Bus Station to Open Monday, January 20
SouthWest Transit bus riders can expect to meet their bus at the new temporary facility on Monday. SouthWest buses will drop-off and pick-up from this new location (See all detour maps here). The old bus loop will then become part of the construction site. Vehicles will be able to access the park and ride as normal and then pedestrians will be following a walkway to the new location. Staff ambassadors will be on site to help with directions and questions. Follow this link for a short video on the temporary changes.
One of the most active areas of Southwest LRT project construction this season has been near the Cedar Lake Channel in Minneapolis where crews have been busy constructing a new freight rail bridge. The above video shows the civil contractor working to preserve the historic WPA wall during construction.
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.