The A Line
It's your ride, only more rapid
The A Line is a new type of rapid bus service for the Twin Cities. Like regular Metro Transit buses, the A Line travels on busy urban streets. But the A Line is different – and faster – than regular buses.
The key to the A Line is speed so instead of paying onboard, you buy a ticket or use your Go-To Card at the A Line station before you get on.
• New bus, new kind of fast: Unique, recognizable buses with wider doors and aisles so more people can get on and off easily. As with all other Metro Transit buses, they have ramps to assist those with mobility needs and bike racks. Plus, all A Line buses have FREE Wi-Fi!
• Frequent service:The A Line is part of Metro Transit's High Frequency network, offering service every 10 minutes most of the day, along with fewer stops so you’ll be moving more of the time.
• Enhanced stations with more amenities: Each station has ticket machines, a Go-To Card reader, enhanced maps and a NexTrip real-time departure sign so you’ll always know when the next bus is coming.
• Enhanced security: Stations with cameras and emergency phones, fare enforcement by Metro Transit Police and improved lighting
The A Line connects with the METRO Blue Line at 46th Street Station and the METRO Green Line at Snelling & University Station and several popular destinations, including Hamline University, Macalester College, Highland Village, Rosedale Transit Center, HarMar Mall, Minnehaha Park and the Midway area.
> See the schedule for the A Line
> A Line FAQs
> Learn about A Line construction
> Learn the history of the A Line project