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I-35W & 46th Street StationI-35W & 46th St. Station

175 (south tower) and 180 (north tower) 46th Street East
Minneapolis, MN 55419  

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Description: This station is located between the northbound and southbound lanes of I-35W, which allows buses to pick up and drop off customers without leaving the freeway. Customers can board express buses on the freeway level or transfer to local buses on the 46th Street bridge. This is the first online station in the Twin Cities region.

Hours of operation: 5 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday.

Routes:
46th Street Level
To Columbia Heights: 11
To Edina and St. Paul: 46
To downtown Minneapolis: 156 

I-35W Level
To Bloomington, Richfield and Minneapolis: 535
To Edina, Southdale and Minneapolis: 578
To U of M and Southdale: 579
To west Bloomington and Minneapolis: 597

Size: Two levels provide movement between express buses on the freeway level and local buses on the 46th Street bridge.

Access: There are two stairway and elevator towers, one on each side of 46th Street, that provide movement between the upper-level bridge and lower-level freeway platform.

Traffic controls: Gates and traffic signals control traffic access to the I-35W level of the station.

Features: Enclosed climate-controlled waiting areas on either side of 46th Street and downstairs at the freeway level are heated and cooled by a geothermal system for customer comfort. There is an outdoor bike rack on the southest corner of 46th and Stevens Avenue and a bike channel along the stairwell. NexTrip real-time bus departure signs. No public restrooms.

Safety and security: Multiple security cameras, LED lighting

Design and construction: $3.9 million
Opened: December 2010
Design: SEH, Inc.
Construction: Lund Martin Construction

 

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