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Light Rail METRO Blue Line

New paint brings new life to light-rail trains 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM
When light-rail vehicle 113 pulled into Metro Transit’s body shop earlier this spring, it was clear a decade of service had taken its toll. Scratches and dents were visible up and down each side of the vehicle. Paint was flaking in several spots [...]
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Light-rail vehicles ready for all seasons 

| Wednesday, November 19, 2014 1:10:00 PM
Metro Transit’s light-rail vehicles are becoming even more weather-hardened. Pantographs that are specially-equipped to cut through ice on overhead wires are being installed on all 27 Bombardier light-rail vehicles and 32 of the newer Siemens [...]
Light Rail METRO Green Line

Green Line tops 1 million rides, again 

| Thursday, November 13, 2014 2:40:00 PM
For the second straight month, customers boarded the METRO Green Line more than 1 million times. There were 1,131,264 rides on the Green Line in October, up 6 percent from September’s total and a new monthly record. Average weekday ridership was [...]
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Vikings fans bleed purple, ride Green 

| Tuesday, November 4, 2014 1:22:00 PM
Vikings fans have long enjoyed traveling to and from home games on light rail. And while it’s been all about the METRO Blue Line in past seasons, the opening of the METRO Green Line and a move to TCF Bank Stadium has changed the game day [...]
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Just the facts 

| Friday, February 28, 2014 9:59:00 AM
It can be difficult to grasp the scale of Metro Transit's operations. The picture becomes a bit clearer in a new Fact Book that provides a snapshot of all the services Metro Transit provides. The recently-released 2013 Fact Book covers the big [...]
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