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April 3, 2014

New Family Pass provides discount for Twins fans on light-rail, buses

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (April 3) – Metro Transit is providing Twins fans additional cost-effective ways to get to games at Target Field this season.  

For the first time, families travelling to the game together on a bus or METRO line can save money with a Twins Family Pass. The pass is good for roundtrip fares for two adults and up to three kids (ages 6-17) and/or seniors (65+). Passes cost $8.50 on weekdays and $7 on weekends.  

Several bus routes stop near Target Field while the METRO Blue Line and METRO Green Line (opening June 14) bring fans directly to the stadium entrance. A Twins Family Pass can also be used to ride the METRO Red Line. The Bus Rapid Transit line connects with the Blue Line’s Mall of America Station.   

Northstar Twins Family Passes will also be available again this season. Northstar family passes cost $11 to $20, depending on the station where the group boards the train. Northstar trains will serve each home game this season.  

Northstar trains depart to Minneapolis based on game times and depart from Minneapolis 30 minutes after the last out (or following fireworks.) On Sundays, Northstar trains depart from Minneapolis at 4:55 p.m. The Northstar Link will also provide connecting express bus service between St. Cloud, Becker and Big Lake Station for each home game. Details on Northstar Link are available at catchthelink.com 

Twins Family Passes can be purchased in advance online at metrotransit.org/twins or at ticket-vending machines on station platforms during hours of train service. Family passes that are purchased at a ticket-vending machine are valid from time of purchase until midnight.  

Several bus routes with service throughout the metro area stop near Target Field. The Twins Express (Route 679) provides non-stop, express bus service to all home games from the I-394 & County Road 73 Park & Ride ramp in Minnetonka. Buses leave every 15 minutes for two hours before each game. Return service begins two hours after the game starts and runs until an hour after the game ends.   

Trips to Target Field can be planned using Metro Transit’s online Trip Planner, available at (metrotransit.org/tripplanner, or by calling 612-373-3333 and speaking with a transit expert. Additional information is available at metrotransit.org/twins 

Metro Transit is a service of the Metropolitan Council. Customers boarded buses and trains operated by Metro Transit more than 81 million times in 2013. 
 

Contact: John Siqveland, public relations manager, 612-349-7089 or john.siqveland@metrotransit.org

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