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The relaxing way from the northwest suburbs to downtown

The Northstar Line offers service between Big Lake and downtown Minneapolis, stopping at stations in Elk River, Ramsey, Anoka, Coon Rapids, and Fridley.

It connects with buses (Northstar Link) for service to and from St. Cloud. Learn more about Northstar Link.

Special events

Northstar will serve all regular season Vikings home games beginning Sunday, Oct. 8, and Twins playoff games October 3-5. 

Northstar trains: Unique, recognizable trains with wider doors and aisles so more people can get on and off easily. All Northstar trains have great amenities including work tables, onboard bicycle storage and onboard restrooms. Plus, all Northstar trains have FREE Wi-Fi! Here are how-to tips for first time riders.

Northstar Park & Ride stations: Each station has ticket machines, a Go-To Card reader, enhanced maps and announcements so you’ll always know when the next train is coming. You can check out the various Park & Ride locations or find the station nearest you. You can even make arrangements for overnight parking at a Northstar station.

Fare options: There are a lot of ways to pay for your fare for Northstar. Know before you go and learn how to pay for your ride. Or you can pay from your phone with the convenient Metro Transit app.

Northstar connects with METRO Blue and Green lines at Target Field Station. Northstar is also walking distance to Ramp B/5th Street Transit Center where you can access several bus routes.