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.

Southwest LRT Construction Tours

Starting in June, Southwest LRT staff invite you to tour project construction areas. The tours provide an opportunity to see some of the elements we’re building as part of the 14.5-mile LRT corridor. Please note, the tours will last approximately one hour, are weather dependent, and each tour is limited to 15 people. Registration is required and we will provide hardhats and other personal protective wear.  To view dates, tour locations, and to register click here.

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Southwest LRT Construction Update: June 11, 2021


The closure of Westbound Highway 212 between Highway 62 and Shady Oak Road in Eden Prairie to set LRT bridge beams scheduled for today, Friday June 11 has been postponed until tomorrow Saturday, June 12th at 12:00 PM. Eastbound Highway 212 will also close tomorrow later in the afternoon. All lanes will reopen on Thursday, June 17, in the morning. See Eden Prairie detour information.

Read the update.

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.