Riders have asked for Route 694S service from the southwest suburbs to Normandale Community College to be reinstated and SouthWest Transit says it's bringing the service back.

Starting Sept. 8, the agency will offer three additional trips between it's flagship station in Eden Prairie and the college in Bloomington.  Eastbound trips will depart the SouthWest Station off of Hwy. 212 and Prairie Center Drive at 7:20, 9:18 and 11:28 a.m.  Westbound trips will leave Normandale at 1:20, 3:28 and 5:01 p.m.

Arrival and departure times at SouthWest Station have been timed to allow commuters to make connections to buses serving East Creek and Southwest Village stations.

“We received an overwhelming amount of feedback from our Normandale riders about our schedules,” said SouthWest Transit CEO Len Simich. “It was essential to helping us develop a route that works with students’ busy school, work, and personal schedules.”

Route 694S will run in addition to the current Route 694, which provides service to Normandale Community College, Best Buy and Meridian Crossing.  The schedule for Route 694 will remain unchanged.

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