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Light-rail train riders impatiently waiting for real-time schedule information posted on platforms have gotten their wish.
Late Wednesday, Metro Transit started posting the number of minutes until the arrival of the next trains on electronic sign boards at all stations along the Green and Blue lines. Passengers will no longer see the "Please Check Schedules" message that has been appearing for months and aggravating riders.
Word rapidly spread through social media. "Glory Glory Hallelujah" tweeted Joe Totten.
Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla said that the system is still in a testing phase. On Thursday a few glitches were reported at the Mall of America and Union Depot stations. But overall, "things are running great," he said.