Northstar passengers who donate an unwrapped toy Wednesday morning will be given a pair of tickets to ride the commuter-rail train free at a future date, Metro Transit said Monday.

Metro Transit and Burlington Northern Santa Fe staff members will assist the U.S. Marines, who will accept donations for Toys for Tots at the Target Field Station. Only one pair of tickets, which can be used any time, will be given per customer.

Metro Transit also announced its special Holi­dazzle service for Saturday. Departure times are Big Lake at 3:06 p.m.; Elk River at 3:16; Ramsey at 3:21; Anoka at 3:27; Coon Rapids at 3:31 and Fridley at 3:39. Arrival at Target Field is 3:55 p.m. with a northbound train departing at 8 p.m.

Paul Levy