How Do I Find My Route & Stop?
There are 19 stops along the Hiawatha Line. Rail stations are easy to spot, but if you need help, just call the number below to find the one nearest you. Check the Hiawatha Line (Route 55) schedule for specific times or use the Tools section on the right side of every page to find train schedules and route maps. Trains run frequently from about 4 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily, arriving roughly every 10 minutes during rush hours.
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How Much Does it Cost & How Do I Pay?
Fares are valid for 2½ hours from time of purchase and must be purchased before boarding the train; tickets cannot be purchased onboard. Customers must be prepared to show proof of payment on the train. Those without a valid ticket or pass are subject to a $180 fine.
There are ticket machines at each station. Purchase a ticket from the machine using cash or a credit card. Note that rail station platforms are paid fare zones, reserved for those who are purchasing tickets or for ticketed customers who are waiting for or getting off trains.
Frequent riders will want to get a Go-To Card. Just touch your card to a reader at the station and the fare is paid instantly. Add value to your card online or at a station ticket machine.
Go-To Cards, Metropasses, U-Passes and College Passes are accepted at rail stations. To use one of these passes, you must validate it by touching it to the card reader before boarding.
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How Do I Transfer?
If you pay with a single-ride ticket, your transfer is built right in. Light-rail trains connect with buses at stations, so when you get on the bus, just insert your single-ride ticket into the farebox. Light-rail tickets are valid for unlimited rides on buses and light rail for 2½ hours after purchase.
Transfers from light rail to Northstar trains require an additional fare. Transfer from Northstar to light rail and buses are free.
What Are the Rules When Riding Light Rail?
PLEASE NOTE: Train doors do not open automatically. When entering or exiting the train, wait for it to come to a complete stop, then press the blue button on the doors to open them. If the doors are closing, avoid sticking arms or legs in the doors, as this will not open them.
While waiting for the train, always stand behind the yellow line on the platform. DO NOT stand on the tracks at any time. Avoid sticking arms or legs in the doors to prevent them from closing; just relax and wait for the next train. Do not skateboard or rollerblade on platforms. No food is allowed on the train. Please place any garbage in the disposal bins on the platforms.
Strollers and non-motorized bicycles are welcome on trains. Each train has racks to accommodate four bicycles.
Certain seats are designated for seniors and people with disabilities. Please surrender these seats when they are needed by these customers.
While riding, please remain seated. If standing, hold onto the rails in case of sudden stops. In an emergency, intercoms are located at the front and back doors of each car to call the operator. There is also a phone on each platform that will connect you to the rail control center (for emergencies only).
Stay alert and stay safe around train stations, on rail station platforms and on trains. Learn more about safety on light rail.
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