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Buses to replace trains on METRO Blue Line Aug. 8-11

Buses will replace light-rail trains on portions of the METRO Blue Line between Friday, Aug. 8, and Monday, Aug. 11, to allow for routine maintenance and reconstruction activities at several rail platforms.

Replacement Blue Line buses will make stops at or near affected stations and operate on a similar schedule as trains. Please refer to the below maps for boarding locations. Buses can take more time than trains. Customers are encouraged to plan accordingly. Buses will replace trains according to the following schedule:

7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 – 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 

Rail service will continue as scheduled on the full length of the Blue Line but customers will not be able to board or exit trains at the 50th StreetVA Medical Center or Fort Snelling stations. Replacement buses will operate between 46th Street Station and Terminal 2-Humphrey

Customers traveling on a replacement Blue Line bus will transfer to a northbound Blue Line train at Terminal 2-Humphrey to reach Terminal 1-Lindbergh. Customers traveling from the airport to 50th Street, VA Medical Center or Fort Snelling stations will board a replacement bus at Terminal 2-Humphrey.

Customers traveling by rail to the Vikings pre-season game at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday evening are strongly encouraged to use the Park & Ride ramp at the 28th Avenue Station

12:01 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 – 3 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10 

Buses will replace trains between Franklin Avenue Station and Terminal 2-Humphrey. Rail service will continue as scheduled between downtown Minneapolis and Franklin Avenue and at all Bloomington stations.

Customers traveling on a replacement Blue Line bus will transfer to a northbound Blue Line train at Terminal 2-Humphrey to reach Terminal 1-Lindbergh. Customers traveling northbound from the airport will board a replacement bus at Terminal 2-Humphrey. Rail service will continue as scheduled between Terminal 1-Lindbergh and Terminal 2-Humphrey. 

3 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10 – 3 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11 

Buses will replace trains between 46th Street Station and Terminal 2-Humphrey. Rail service will continue as scheduled between downtown Minneapolis and 46th Street and at all Bloomington stations.                             

Customers traveling on a replacement Blue Line bus will transfer to a northbound Blue Line train at Terminal 2-Humphrey to reach Terminal 1-Lindbergh. Customers traveling northbound from the airport will board a replacement bus at Terminal 2-Humphrey. Rail service will continue as scheduled between Terminal 1-Lindbergh and Terminal 2-Humphrey. 

Metro Transit staff will be at each affected station to assist customers throughout the disruption. For service updates visit this page, call the Rail Maintenance Hotline at 612-373-3333 and follow Metro Transit on Twitter (twitter.com/MetroTransitMN) and Facebook (facebook.com/MetroTransitMN).
 

Thank you for your patience.


Downtown Minneapolis - METRO Blue and Green Line

Target Field Station

Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue Station

Nicollet Mall Station

Government Plaza Station

Downtown East Station


Minneapolis and Bloomington - METRO Blue Line

Cedar-Riverside Station

Franklin Avenue Station

Lake Street Station

38th Street Station

46th Street Station

50th Street/Minnehaha Park Station

VA Medical Center Station 

Fort Snelling Station

American Boulevard Station

Bloomington Central Station

28th Avenue Station

Mall of America Station


University of Minnesota & St. Paul - METRO Green Line

West Bank Station

East Bank Station

Stadium Village Station

Prospect Park Station

Westgate Station

Raymond Station

Fairview Avenue Station

Snelling Avenue Station

Hamline Avenue Station

Lexington Parkway Station

Victoria Street Station

Dale Street Station

Western Avenue Station

Capitol/Rice Street Station

Robert Street Station

10th Street Station

Central Station

Union Depot Station

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