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E Line (Hennepin Avenue rapid bus project)

Faster transit is coming to the Route 6 corridor

Metro Transit is planning improvements to the Route 6 corridor with the E Line rapid bus project. The E Line will substantially replace parts of Route 6 in the Hennepin Avenue corridor, serving uptown Minneapolis. Rapid bus brings better amenities, faster service and a more comfortable ride.

  • Faster, more frequent serviceE Line Map
  • Pre-boarding fare payment for faster stops
  • Neighborhood-scale stations with amenities
  • Enhanced security
  • Larger & specialized vehicles

The E Line is one of several planned rapid bus lines that will bring faster, more frequent service to the region’s busiest transit corridors. Learn more at

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For more details, refer to the Public Engagement page. 

Preliminary project schedule

Metro Transit's 2012 rapid bus study identified a Hennepin rapid bus line that would run four miles from downtown Minneapolis to the future West Lake Street Station on the METRO Green Line extension. Since that time, community members have expressed interest in a longer rapid bus corridor to serve more places along Route 6. In 2018, Metro Transit will study the corridor again to determine whether other parts of the Route 6 corridor should become part of the E Line. 

Following the corridor study, E Line station planning will begin in 2019. Pending full project funding, E Line construction could begin as soon as 2023. 


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