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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 was approved by the Metropolitan Council on June 22, 2022. With approval of the corridor plan, project engineering is set to begin begin later this summer. Construction is planned to start in 2024. 

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