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October 5, 2010

Metro Transit to Serve Twins Playoff Games with Northstar, Light Rail and Buses

MINNEAPOLIS -- (Oct. 5) – Metro Transit today announced the schedule for Northstar Line trains serving Minnesota Twins American League playoff games against the New York Yankees later this week.

Northstar trains will serve the 7:37 p.m. game on Wednesday, Oct. 6, with a regularly scheduled southbound trip that leaves Big Lake at 5:03 p.m. and arrives at Target Field Station at 5:52 p.m. An added return trip will leave Target Field 30 minutes after the last out.

On Thursday, Oct. 7, game time is 5:07 p.m. An extra southbound trip will be added, leaving Big Lake at 2:30 p.m. and arriving downtown at 3:21 p.m. An added return trip leaves downtown 30 minutes after the last out. Station-by-station schedules are available at

The Hiawatha light-rail line, which stops right outside the stadium, has been a popular fan option all season long. Metro Transit will field all of its available rail cars to accommodate crowds, which will be particularly heavy for Thursday’s rush-hour game time.

Several Metro Transit bus routes stop at or near Target Field. In addition, Metro Transit operates the Twins Express, with direct service between the Park & Ride ramp on I-394 at County Road 73 in Minnetonka. Twins Express buses leave for Target Field every 20 minutes starting two hours before first pitch. After the game, buses leave every 20 minutes for one hour after the last out. Twins Express buses pick up and drop off customers on the freeway level of Ramp A/7th Street Transit Center.

Details about all Metro Transit options are available at and by calling 612-373-3333 (TTY 612-341-0140). For all commuting choices, including driving and downtown parking, visit

Metro Transit is a service of the Metropolitan Council. Customers boarded its buses and trains 76.3 million times in 2009.


(Editors:  For more information contact Bob Gibbons, Metro Transit customer services, 612-349-7509 or

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