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Gold Line Project

Design and Engineering

Gold Line Updated Design Plans

The METRO Gold Line BRT project refined route and station site designs to 100% completion. 

You can learn more and get your questions answered in the following ways:

View 100% design plans of the full route below:

Maplewood (PDF) 
Oakdale (PDF)
Woodbury 1 (PDF)
Woodbury 2 (PDF)
 

View bridge and wall illustrations below:

 

View a PDF of advanced station site plan renderings

View a PDF of 60% design site plans and cross-sections of stations

View a PDF of sample station renderings 

View individual station pages and submit questions through the website

Contact Karina Kelton via email or phone with questions.

karina.kelton@metrotransit.org or 651-602-1976


 

Project Development and Engineering 

During the design and engineering of the METRO Gold Line project, staff will further analyze the cost and relationships between design concepts proposed in the Pre-Project Development phase. At the conclusion of design and engineering work, the project will have the specifications and blueprints that will guide the construction.

Design concepts that are further studied and specified during design and engineering, include:

  • Vehicle and vehicle technology
  • Route and alignment
  • Station locations and amenities
  • Park & Ride lots and layover or maintenance facilities
  • Landscaping
  • Drainage
  • Utilities
  • Bridges and tunnels
  • Transit service plans

Route and stations

The Gold Line will travel approximately 10 miles in primarily bus-only lanes through downtown Saint Paul, Saint Paul east side, Maplewood, Landfall, Oakdale and Woodbury and stop at 21 full-amenity stations and three new Park & Ride facilities. The lanes dedicated only to transit buses will be built north of Interstate 94.


Individual station pages 

Questions and comments by station can be submitted directly through the website at the below links.

For general comments and questions, contact Karina Kelton: karina.kelton@metrotransit.org or 651-602-1976

Station locations:

Downtown Saint Paul

 

Saint Paul

 

Maplewood

Maplewood Station

Oakdale and Landfall

 

Woodbury

Note: Layouts are a work in progress and subject to change.


 

Station area planning

Washington County conducted station area planning around proposed Gold Line stations within the corridor. This work allowed coordination of planning, land uses, and policy development along the line. Planning around the Gold Line has and will continue to allow cities and project partners to identify new opportunities for economic development, ridership growth, and creation of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) sites near station areas. Washington County's station area planning work was completed in 2019. More information can be found at the Gold Line Partners.