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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:

100% design plans of the full route

Bridge and wall illustrations

Contact Liz Jones via email or phone with questions: or 651-602-1977

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 16 stations and four new Park & Ride facilities. The lanes dedicated only to transit buses will be built north of Interstate 94.

Map of Gold Line route from downtown St. Paul to Woodbury

Individual station pages

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

Contact Liz Jones via email or phone with questions: or 651-602-1977

Station locations:

Downtown Saint Paul

Saint Paul


Oakdale and Landfall


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.