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E Line Project

E Line Corridor Plan

What is the E Line?

The METRO E Line is a planned bus rapid transit (BRT) line that will provide faster and more reliable transit service in the Route 6 corridor along University Avenue/4th Street, Hennepin Avenue, and France Avenue from the University of Minnesota to Southdale.

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. 


What’s in the Corridor Plan

  • BRT station facilities and service characteristics

  • E Line routing

  • Planned station locations: intersections planned for stations and planned locations of platforms within each intersection. Once approved, this plan will set the locations for stations moving forward. 

  • Priorities for bus priority treatment along the corridor

  • More information on BRT station facilities and service characteristics 


What are the next steps? 

The Final Corridor Plan will be considered for approval by the Metropolitan Council Transportation Committee on May 23, with the full Council anticipated to take action on the plan on June 8. Project engineering will begin after approval of the final plan. Construction is planned to start in 2024.  


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