Southwest Light Rail Transit
METRO Green Line Extension – Eden Prairie to Downtown Minneapolis
The METRO Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT) 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.
Golden Triangle Nighttime Piling Work Resumes in Eden Prairie
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Beginning the week of September 16, nighttime piling in the Golden Triangle area will resume to construct the Golden Triangle Station north of West 70th Street and a bridge over Shady Oak Road and Hwy 212. Due to vibration sensitive businesses in the area, night piling is needed for a portion of this work in the immediate area. Generally, crews will start nighttime work at 1:00 AM. Construction work could start earlier in the night if schedules permit. The Southwest LRT project worked with the contractor to develop and test various noise reduction strategies for nighttime pile driving activities, but residents may be able to hear construction activities. Please note, nighttime pile driving activities could last up to four months. Daytime piling work is ongoing and will continue until summer 2020. We appreciate your patience while we complete this necessary work.
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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.