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October 11, 2012

Buses to Replace Light-Rail Service in Bloomington This Weekend

BLOOMINGTON, MN – (October 11) – Light-rail service will be suspended on the south end of the Hiawatha Line this weekend beginning at about 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. During the scheduled maintenance work, Route 55 buses will substitute for light-rail trains between Airport Terminal 2–Humphrey Station and Mall of America Station.

Light-rail service to Airport Terminal 2–Humphrey Station, American Boulevard Station, Bloomington Central Station and 28th Avenue Station will resume at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13. Route 55 bus service will continue between 28th Avenue Station and Mall of America Station until 3:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15.

Route 55 bus schedules are similar to light-rail schedules, but bus trips will take longer than train rides. Customers should plan accordingly. Rider Alerts will be posted at stations with details and station-specific maps to direct customers to Route 55 bus service. Metro Transit staff will be on hand at key train stations to direct customers to buses. Customers can also go to for more information.

Customers can learn of any last-minute changes to the weekend plan at or by calling the Rail Maintenance Hotline at 612-373-3333, option 6.

The Hiawatha light-rail line is operated by Metro Transit, a service of the Metropolitan Council. Customers boarded Metro Transit buses and trains 81 million times last year.


For additional information contact Public Relations Manager John Siqveland at or 612-349-7089.


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