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Posts in Category: METRO Blue Line

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Icy conditions present unique, rare challenge 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, February 4, 2019 1:25:00 PM
Winter weather is nothing new to our region, or to Metro Transit. So when snow or ice arrives, we know how to respond. There are times, though, when conditions present unavoidable challenges. Such was the case on Monday morning, when freezing [...]
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‘Amazing’ efforts allow service to continue through historic cold 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:37:00 PM
The coldest weather in decades brought its share of challenges this week, but those who needed to travel still found buses and trains operating largely on time. The biggest impacts were felt along the Blue Line, where crews responded to cracks in [...]
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Plastic seats being tested on some light rail vehicles 

Posted by Laura Baenen | Tuesday, January 8, 2019 10:21:00 AM
Responding to customer feedback, Metro Transit is trying something new on some Blue Line trains – plastic seats. Technicians put plastic seats in the upper seating area of a Blue Line train a few months ago and plan to install them in the same [...]
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Fuhrmann leaves passenger rail legacy for generations to come 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, August 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM
Decades from now, people taking trains to college classes, a hospital shift or office job, to restaurants and sporting venues, or to the airport won’t have a clue they have Mark Fuhrmann to thank. Even today, many have not heard of Fuhrmann—and [...]
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Super Bowl festivities boost ridership 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, March 9, 2018 2:30:00 PM
Super Bowl festivities provided a notable ridership boost earlier this year. The Green and Blue lines and the Northstar Commuter Rail Line each saw their highest-ever January ridership totals and nearly 210,000 additional rides were taken over [...]
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