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METRO Blue Line

Long shutdown will help METRO Blue Line have a long life 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, July 7, 2022 1:05:00 PM
New track sections have been staged in Bloomington, where Blue Line improvements will be made over the next five weeks. Light rail vehicles have traveled up and down the METRO Blue Line more than 1 million times since it opened in 2004. Wear [...]
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Test will help determine if fewer light rail vehicles improves customer experience  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, July 5, 2022 9:35:00 AM
From July 9 through August 19, people who take the METRO Blue and Green lines will notice something different than they’re used to – light rail vehicles traveling in sets of two, rather than three. The temporary switch is being made to see [...]
METRO Blue Line

Detection system keeps trains moving safely through airport tunnel 

| Thursday, May 19, 2022 4:38:00 PM
A few people a year, deer and the occasional raccoon try to walk, run or scamper through the light rail tunnel under the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. But they don't often get very far without being detected. Sensors in the [...]
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Plastic seats the new norm on light rail vehicles 

| Thursday, September 9, 2021 6:58:00 PM
The cloth seats customers once found – and sometimes avoided – on light rail vehicles are no more. This summer, light rail technicians finished swapping out more than 13,000 cloth seat backs and bottoms with new, custom-designed plastic seats [...]
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Rain reveals artwork at rail stations, bus stops 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, August 26, 2021 2:08:00 PM
Remember to glance at the pavement the next time you’re waiting for a bus or light rail train in the rain. You might be pleasantly surprised. The work of four Minneapolis artists was recently applied with rain-activated invisible spray at [...]
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