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B Line Project

What is the B Line?

The METRO B Line is a planned bus rapid transit (BRT) line that will provide faster and more reliable transit service in the Route 21 corridor along Lake Street, Marshall Avenue, and Selby Avenue. BRT is a package of transit enhancements that adds up to a faster trip and an improved experience on Metro Transit’s busiest bus routes. Watch a video about BRT service.


Final Corridor Plan approved in October 2021

In 2020-2021, Metro Transit completed a Final B Line Corridor Plan to identify locations for B Line stations. The Metropolitan Council approved this plan on October 13, 2021. This plan establishes two core components: the station intersection and the location of platforms within that intersection.


Corridor Plan Amendment #1

The approved Final B Line Corridor Plan noted the potential for platform locations at three stations (Lake & Lyndale, Lake & Bloomington, and Lake & Cedar) to change in the future as Metro Transit, Hennepin County, and the City of Minneapolis continued to work together to study broader changes to Lake Street.

To best accommodate the recommended improvements for Lake Street, platform locations at three locations will shift from what was included in the approved Corridor Plan, placing B Line platforms in the northwest and southeast corners of these three intersections.

The Metropolitan Council approved these changes in a Corridor Plan amendment in April 2022.


B Line Preliminary Design

In July 2022, Metro Transit released preliminary station designs for public comment. The official comment period on these stations has closed, but you can contact project staff if you have any questions about a specific station.

Minneapolis

 

St. Paul

 

Downtown St. Paul (to be built and shared with the METRO Gold Line)

  • Smith Ave Ramp/Smith & 5th St
  • 6th St & Washington St/Rice Park
  • 6th St & Minnesota/5th St & Cedar
  • 6th St & Jackson/5th St & Robert
  • Union Depot & Wacouta/Union Depot & Sibley
  • Union Depot