Several routes changed on March 9 — Expired

Beginning Saturday, March 9, changes were made to routes operated by Metro Transit. Updated printed schedules are  available on buses and Metro Transit stores and outlets.

You can review updated schedules now for the routes listed here. If you know your route and just need departure times, call NexTrip at 612-373-3333.

Route 2

  • Most westbound Route 2E trips will begin at 8th St. SE & East Hennepin.

Route 4

  • Penn Ave. will be closed for construction between 54th and 60th streets. Starting in mid-April, buses will detour via 54th, Xerxes and 60th. Watch for Rider Alert postings at bus stops for a start date.
  • Starting in mid-April, Route 4D buses will no longer travel on 56th St. They will not return to 56th St. when Penn Ave. construction is complete.
  • Schedule times will be adjusted slightly.

Route 5 (eff. Jan. 14)

  • These trips were eliminated due to low customer demand:

-the northbound trip leaving 7th & Nicollet at 7:21 a.m.

-the northbound trip leaving 7th & Olson at 7:29 a.m.

-the southbound trip leaving Ramp A/7th St. Transit Center at 7:20 a.m.

Route 6

  • An added northbound trip on weekdays will leave Hennepin & 36th at 1:46 p.m.
  • An added northbound trip on Saturdays will leave Hennepin & 36th at 9:53 a.m.
  • On weekdays and Saturdays, schedule times will be adjusted and branches will shift to improve reliability and better match customer demand.

Route 7 (eff. Jan. 19)

  • Southbound trips were adjusted to leave 46th St. Station at 10:40 p.m. all days of the week to accommodate a connection from a northbound Hiawatha Line train.

Route 11 (eff. Jan. 14)

  • The southbound trip that leaves 4th & Lake St. at 8:01 a.m. was eliminated due to low customer demand.

Route 18

  • Southbound buses have been routed via Blaisdell Ave. to 31st.
  • The timepoints at Blaisdell & 31st and Nicollet & Lake will move to Blaisdell & Lake.
  • Schedule times will be adjusted slightly.

Route 19

  • The southbound trip on Sundays that leaves 44th & Penn at 5:27 a.m. will instead leave at 5:23 a.m.

Route 21

  • The eastbound timepoint at Lake & Nicollet will move to Lake & Blaisdell.
  • The westbound timepoint at Lake & Nicollet will move to Lake & 1st Ave.
  • Schedule times will be adjusted slightly.

Route 22

  • Schedule times on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays will be adjusted.
  • Some hold times will be removed or adjusted at 7th & Nicollet and 38th Street Station.
  • One morning trip beginning at 28th & 58th will be extended to begin at VA Medical Center at 7:35 a.m.

Route 32

  • The eastbound trip leaving Plymouth & Wirth at 7:22 a.m. will be eliminated due to low customer demand.
  • The eastbound trip leaving Plymouth & Wirth at 7:15 a.m. will instead leave at 7:17 a.m.
  • These westbound trips will be eliminated due to low customer demand:

- One of the Route 32E trips leaving 22nd & Quincy at 3:07 p.m.

- The Route 32E trip leaving Rosedale at 2:49 p.m.

- The Route 32D trip leaving 22nd & Quincy at 3:12 p.m.

- The Route 32C trip leaving 22nd & Quincy at 3:13 p.m.

  • Schedule times will be adjusted to better match customer demand.

Route 46 (eff. Jan. 14)

  • The westbound trip leaving 46th Street Station at 7:45 a.m. was eliminated due to low customer demand.

Route 53

  • An added eastbound trip will leave Uptown Transit Station at 6:58 a.m. and surrounding schedule times will change.
  • An added westbound trip will leave Grove St. & Lafayette Rd. at 3:57 p.m. and surrounding schedule times will change.
  • The eastbound timepoint at Lake & Nicollet Ave. will move to Lake & Blaisdell.
  • The westbound timepoint at Lake & Nicollet Ave. will move to Lake & 1st Ave.
  • Designated bus stops will move from Lake & Nicollet Ave. to Lake & Blaisdell in both directions.
  • A westbound bus stop will be added at Lagoon & Emerson.

Route 62

  • In response to customer requests, hourly service will be provided weekdays between 7:30 and 11 p.m. at Hwy. 36 & Rice St. Park & Ride lot.
  • Schedule times will be adjusted slightly.

Route 115

  • Schedule times will be adjusted slightly.

Route 135

  • Schedule times will be adjusted to better match traffic conditions.

Route 415

  • This route will begin and end at Mendota Heights Rd. & Visitation Dr.
  • Buses will no longer travel on Dodd Rd. & South Plaza Dr.
  • See Route 452 for service on Dodd Rd.
  • Schedule times will be adjusted slightly.

Route 452

  • This route will be extended to Mendota Heights Rd. & Visitation Dr.
  • Buses will no longer travel on South Plaza Dr. The timepoint at Parkview Plaza will be eliminated.
  • Schedule times will be adjusted slightly.

Route 467

  • An added northbound trip will leave Kenrick Ave. Park & Ride at 7:40 a.m.
  • An added southbound trip will leave Gateway Ramp at 4:47 p.m.
  • Schedule times will be adjusted to better match customer demand.

Route 535/597

Route 535

  • The timepoint at 94th & Bryant will be included in the printed schedule.
  • Schedule times will be adjusted to better match traffic conditions.

Route 597

  • The Route 597B trip leaving 2nd St. S. & 3rd Ave. S. at 4:08 p.m. will instead leave at 4:01 p.m.
  • Schedule times will be adjusted to better match traffic conditions.

Route 540 / 542 (eff. Dec. 10)

  • Buses are traveling on Normandale Lk. Blvd. and Green Valley Dr. to serve Norman Pointe office towers.
  • The timepoint at American Blvd. & Green Valley Dr. moved to Normandale Lk. Blvd. & Green Valley Dr.
  • Schedule times were adjusted slightly.

Route 558

  • Schedule times will be adjusted to better match traffic conditions.

Route 568

  • Southbound buses will be rerouted via 29th St., Blaisdell Ave. and 31st St. to Nicollet Ave.
  • The southbound timepoint at Lake St. & Nicollet Ave. will move to Blaisdell Ave. & Lake St.

Route 587

  • Northbound trips will begin and southbound trips will end at Johnson & 78th.
  • The timepoint at France & 70th will move to Gallagher & Parklawn.
  • The timepoint at Parklawn & 76th will move to Johnson & 78th.
  • Schedule times will be adjusted slightly.

Route 588 / 589

  • Route 589A trips will become new Route 588. These trips are traveling on Normandale Lk. Blvd. and Green Valley Dr. to serve Norman Pointe office towers (eff. Dec. 10).
  • The timepoint at American Blvd. & Green Valley Dr. moved to Normandale Lk. Blvd. & Green Valley Dr. (eff. Dec. 10)
  • Schedule times will be adjusted on both routes.

Route 667 / 668

  • Schedule times will be adjusted on both routes.

Route 667

  • A timepoint will be added at Minnetonka Blvd. & Independence Ave.

Route 765 (eff. Dec. 3)

  • A northbound trip leaves 2nd Ave. & 10th St. at 8:18 a.m. to accommodate a connection with Route 668.

Route 852

  • Schedule times will be adjusted to better match traffic conditions.
  • On Saturdays, the northbound timepoint at 3rd & Main will move to Monroe St. & 4th Ave.
  • On Saturdays, southbound buses will be rerouted via Monroe St. & 2nd Ave. to Main St.

 

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