Faster transit is coming to the Route 10 corridor
Metro Transit is planning station locations for the METRO F Line. Read the full Recommended Corridor Plan or look at plans for individual stations. View a project fact sheet in English, Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Oromo, or Arabic.
Thank you for providing feedback on the Recommended Corridor Plan
The public comment period for the F Line Recommended Corridor Plan ended May 14, 2023. Metro Transit staff will now review the comments received, incorporate them into an F Line Final Corridor Plan, and begin the Metropolitan Council approval process. Council approval of the Final Corridor Plan is expected in July 2023.
Upon completion and approval, the Final Corridor Plan will identify the final planned locations for F Line stations in advance of project engineering (anticipated to begin in summer 2023).
What is the METRO F Line?
The METRO F Line is a planned bus rapid transit line that will provide faster and more reliable transit service in the Route 10 corridor between downtown Minneapolis and Northtown Transit Center along Nicollet Mall, Central Avenue, 53rd Avenue, and University Avenue. The F Line will be the region’s sixth arterial BRT line.
Bus rapid transit is a package of transit enhancements that adds up to a faster trip and an improved experience on Metro Transit’s busiest bus routes. Learn more at metrotransit.org/brt or watch a short video.
To learn more about the F Line project:
2022-2023: Corridor plan development
The Metropolitan Council adopted the Central Avenue corridor (developed as part of Network Next) as the F Line in March 2021. The planning phase will conclude with the adoption and approval of the final F Line Corridor Plan by the Metropolitan Council, expected in July 2023. The approved F Line Corridor Plan will finalize station locations and key station components to inform the engineering phase.
2023-2024: Design of stations and other improvements
Taking policy direction from the Final Corridor Plan approved by the Metropolitan Council, station engineering will begin in 2023 and continue into fall 2024. Specific details such as the precise placement of shelters and other amenities within station platforms will be determined in this phase of the project.
The F Line is targeted to begin construction in 2025. Twenty-five new stations are anticipated to be built as part of the F Line project. The F Line will use existing facilities at Northtown Transit Center and along Nicollet Mall.
2026: F Line service begins
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