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METRO Red Line

METRO Red Line brings you all day and all weekend service

The METRO Red Line gives you more options for more of your life’s destinations – go to work or out to play!

Plan your next shopping trip! It’s a 10-minute ride on the Red Line between the Twin Cities Premium Outlets (stop at Cedar Grove Transit Station) and Mall of America.

Buses operate seven days a week. Transfer at Mall of America (METRO Blue Line) for service to the airport and downtown Minneapolis; for service to downtown St. Paul take the Blue Line then transfer to the METRO Green Line at U.S. Bank Stadium Station or take local Route 54.

Effective Saturday, Dec. 3, these changes will take effect on the METRO Red Line:

  • Please board buses through the front door and exit through the back door.
  • If you’re using a Go-To Card, please validate your fare when boarding by tapping it to the card reader. When using the Metro Transit app, please show your paid fare to the driver.
  • METRO Red Line buses will no longer take cash as fare payment. If using cash, please use the ticket machine on the platform to pay for your fare.

Connecting service to METRO Red Line

The Red Line provides service between Apple Valley and Mall of America seven days a week and directly connects to nearly 30 different transit options to get you to your destination. This includes downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, University of Minnesota, Mystic Lake Casino, Southtown, Southdale Center, Normandale Community College, and surrounding communities.

Map of METRO Red Line

The METRO system is growing!

The Red Line is part of the growing METRO transitway system – learn more​