C Line (Penn Avenue rapid bus)
Metro Transit is planning improvements to the Route 19 corridor with the C Line rapid bus project. The C Line will substantially replace Route 19, running primarily on Penn Avenue and Olson Memorial Highway. Rapid bus brings better amenities, faster service and a more comfortable ride.
• Faster, more frequent service
• Pre-boarding fare payment for faster stops
• Neighborhood-scale stations with amenities
• Enhanced security
• Larger & specialized vehicles
Construction of the Penn Avenue Improvements Project, which includes C Line rapid bus stations, will begin in Spring 2018. This work will include building C Line stations between Brooklyn Center and downtown Minneapolis, in addition to reconstruction of portions of Penn Avenue.
Details regarding construction timelines and what to expect will be available soon. More information regarding construction at each station can be found on the Construction page.
> 2018: The C Line will be constructed in 2018, along with coordinated street improvements on Penn Avenue.
> 2019: The C Line is scheduled to open for revenue service in 2019, with service between downtown Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center via Penn Avenue and Olson Memorial Highway.
> Future: A future realignment to Glenwood Avenue would occur in coordination with light rail transit opening on Olson Highway and the completion of stations on Glenwood Avenue.