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Light rail trains won't run downtown this weekend

  • Blog Post by: Tim Harlow
  • April 5, 2013 - 9:52 AM

A portion of the Hiawatha light-rail line in downtown Minneapolis will be shut down for maintenance work Friday night through early Monday morning.

Route 55 buses will shuttle passengers between Target Field Station and Franklin Avenue Station from 7:30 p.m. Friday until 3:30 a.m. Monday, Metro Transit said.

Trains will operate as usual along the rest of 12-mile line, which stretches from downtown Minneapolis to Mall of America in Bloomington.

These light-rail stations will close during the service interruption: Target Field, Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue, Nicollet Mall, Government Plaza, Downtown East/Metrodome and Cedar-Riverside.

Route 55 schedules are similar to light-rail schedules, but bus trips will take longer than train rides.

Rider Alerts will be posted at stations with details and maps  to direct customers to Route 55 bus service. Metro Transit staff will be on hand at key train stations to direct customers to buses.

To learn of any last-minute changes, call the Rail Maintenance Hotline at 612-373-3333, option 6.

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