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Transit service during Chauvin trial

The trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is underway. Our mission is to keep employees and customers safe while maintaining transit operations whenever possible.

This page will be updated with major, ongoing disruptions to transit service.

The City of Minneapolis has established a safety perimeter around the Hennepin County Government Center area, which began on Monday, March 1.  

Metro Transit has limited detours planned for stops in and around the perimeter area, and intends to continue serving the Government Plaza LRT station at this time, but that could change as conditions warrant.

For real-time updates on temporary changes to bus and rail service:

Detours in effect at this time:

Detour 
7th St. & 3rd Ave. S. (Stop #53941) closed. Get on/off buses at 7th St & 2nd/3rd Ave.

Affected routes
5, 14, 19, 22 and 721


Detour 
3rd St. closed between 3rd Ave. and 2nd Ave. Customers should get on/off buses at Gateway Ramp Layover or Nicollet Mall & 3rd St.

Affected routes
18


Detour 
3rd St. closed between 3rd Ave. and 2nd Ave. Customers should get on/off buses at 3rd St. between Portland/5th Ave. S. or on Washington Ave. & Marquette Ave.

Affected routes
3, 7


Detour
6th St. closed between 2nd Ave. and 5th Ave. Customers should get on/off buses at 6th St. & Nicollet Mall or 6th St. S. & Park Ave./Chicago Ave. S. (Routes 14, 94, 663), or at 6th St. & Marquette Ave. or 6th St. S. & Park Ave./Chicago Ave. S. (Routes 134, 353, 363, 721, 724).

Affected routes
14, 94, 134, 353, 363, 663, 721, 764


Detour
7th St. & 3rd Ave. Station (Stop #17900) closed. Get on/off buses at 7th St. & Nicollet Mall.

Affected routes
C Line, 94, 134, 353, 363, 755, 764


Detour 
3rd St. closed between 3rd Ave. and 2nd Ave. Customers should get on/off buses at marked stops on 5th Ave. S. or on 2nd Ave. S. at 2nd St., or at a temporary stop on Washington & Marquette or Washington between Hennepin & 1st Ave. N. (routes 781 and 785)

Affected routes
250, 264, 270, 535, is 553, 578, 597, 600, 645, 664, 667, 670, 690, 698, 747, 756, 776, 781, 785


Detour 
2nd Ave. S. closed between 4th St. and 3rd St. Customers should board buses at marked stops on 5th Ave. S. or on 2nd Ave. S. at 2nd St. 

Affected routes
774, 790, 824


Detour 
2nd Ave. S. closed between 8th St. and Washington Ave. Customers should get on/off buses at marked stops on 5th Ave. S. or on 2nd Ave. S. at 2nd St.

Affected routes
250, 264, 270, 535, 553, 578, 597, 824


Detour
2nd Ave. S. closed between 8th St. and Washington Ave. Customers should get on/off buses at marked stops on 5th Ave. S. or on 2nd Ave. S. at 2nd St. (Routes 645 & 664 only), or at a temporary stop on Washington & Marquette or Washington between Hennepin & 1st Ave. N. (routes 667, 781 and 785)

Affected routes
645, 664, 667, 670, 756, 781, 785


Detour
2nd Ave. S. closed between 8th St. and Washington Ave. Customers should get on/off buses at marked stops on 5th Ave. S.

Affected routes
600, 690, 698, 747, 774, 776, 790


Other resources:

Operation Safety Net is an effort by several state and local law enforcement agencies to ensure the public’s First Amendment rights while protecting people and property.

The Operation Safety Net page will be updated regularly.


Call (612-373-3333) or text (612-444-1161) the Transit Information Center weekdays 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.