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Rail Closures

UPDATE (9/23): Buses are replacing Blue Line trains between Mall of America and Airport-Terminal 2 as construction continues. Test trains are scheduled to begin operating on Monday, Sept. 26, but will not pick up customers. We will provide another update when train service is scheduled to resume. 

While replacement bus service has been provided throughout construction, we recognize this is a significant inconvenience to Blue Line customers. Please know that we are doing everything we can to complete the project quickly and with full confidence that train service will operate safely and reliably for many years to come.   

Learn more about the project here.
Work being conducted includes rail break repair, signal and street repair along the corridor.
Click on station name below to view bus location map.

Blue Line stations with replacement bus service

Replacement bus service for shutdowns on the METRO Blue and Green lines

When rail maintenance, construction or other disruptions prevent light rail trains from operating, buses are used to replace rail service. Buses run on similar schedules as trains but can take more time. Customers are urged to plan accordingly. The maps below show where to board replacement buses on the Blue and Green lines.

Customers can receive additional information by calling 612-373-3333. When an unscheduled disruption occurs, real-time information is posted on Metro Transit's Twitter and Facebook accounts. Customers may also sign up to receive alerts by text and email using Rider Alerts.

Downtown replacement bus maps

Blue Line replacement bus maps

Green Line Replacement bus maps


Downtown Minneapolis shared METRO station replacement bus maps

Click on a map to see a detailed view of where to catch your replacement bus

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METRO Blue Line replacement bus maps

Click on a map to see a detailed view of where to catch your replacement bus

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METRO Green Line replacement bus maps

These are also the stop locations for the new Green Line bus, which runs weekdays from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. beginning Aug. 19. 
Click on a map to see a detailed view of where to catch your replacement bus

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