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Quarterly service changes begin Saturday, Dec. 4

     

On Dec. 4, Metro Transit is making changes to transit service within your community. As we do each quarter, we review and analyze our resources and ridership trends. Metro Transit continues to face unprecedented driver shortages, resulting in cancelled trips that inconvenience transit customers.

These service adjustments to bus routes continue our ongoing work to best serve customers throughout our system with our given resources. Changes scheduled to take place on Dec. 4 are expected to increase the reliability of our scheduled service by altering service using these criteria:

  • Equity – Evaluate service changes and reductions with an eye towards reducing impact on communities of color and low income
  • Alternate service – Identify service where customers have an alternative (route, frequency or auto)
  • Minimize ridership impact
  • Preserve frequent transit service (every 10-15 minutes)


As the pandemic continues, remember:

Face coverings are still required by federal mandate on public transit.  

• Transit Information is available by phone (612-373-3333) and text (612-444-1161) Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and at Service Centers in downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis – hours and locations here.  Customer Relations is available by phone (612-373-3333) and online Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Continue to watch metrotransit.org/health for the latest information.


Check below to see if your route has changes beginning Saturday, Dec 4.

If your route is not listed, the current service or suspension will remain for that route.


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   METRO lines


METRO ORANGE LINE (PDF) NEW SERVICE

  • Service begins on the new METRO Orange Line (replacing Routes 535 and 597)

METRO RED LINE (PDF)

  • Weekday service will change to approximately every 30 minutes.

METRO A Line (PDF)

  • Weekday service will change to approximately every 12 minutes.
  • Schedule times adjusted to maintain connections with the METRO Green Line.

METRO C Line (PDF)

  • Schedule times adjusted to better match times of suspended Route 19

 1-99


ROUTE 2 (PDF)

  • Weekday service will change to approximately every 12 minutes.
     

ROUTE 5 (PDF)

  • Trips that start and end at Chicago & 38th St. will be extended to Chicago & 56th St.
     
  • Schedule times will be adjusted for all days of the week to better reflect actual travel times.
     
  • Weekday afternoon and evening frequency will be changed to approximately every 10 minutes.
     

ROUTE 6 (PDF)

  • Southbound afternoon trip frequency will be reduced.
     

ROUTE 7 (PDF)

  • Trips will be extended all days of the week to 66th St & Cedar Ave. to better serve Cedar Point Commons and improve connections with Route 515.
     
  • Weekday morning northbound and afternoon southbound trips will be routed via service to and from VA Medical Center and to connect with Route 515 for Richfield customers.
     

ROUTE 9 (PDF)

  • Schedule times will be adjusted for all days of the week to better reflect actual travel times.
     

ROUTE 10 (PDF)

  • N branch trips will be rerouted at Northtown Transit Center via 81st Ave. via University Ave.
     
  • Schedule times will be adjusted to reflect new routing.
     
  • Weekday morning and evening trip frequency will be reduced.
     

ROUTE 11 (PDF)

  • Schedule times will be adjusted for all days of the week for better connections with new METRO Orange Line.
     

ROUTE 12

  • Route will be suspended.
     
  • For alternate service see Route 612 which will replace service between Uptown Transit Station and Minnetonka.
     

ROUTE 14 (PDF)

  • Saturday schedule will be adjusted to match Sunday schedule.
     

ROUTE 16

  • Route will be suspended.
     
  • Alternate service available on the METRO Green Line.
     

ROUTE 17 (PDF)

  • Frequency during morning and evening rush hours reduced to every 15 minutes.
     

ROUTE 18 (PDF)

  • Frequency is reduced to every 10 minutes between 66th St. and downtown on Weekdays and Saturdays.
     
  • Grand Avenue service is suspended on all days of the week.
     

ROUTE 19

  • Route will be suspended.
     
  • For alternate service see METRO C Line.
     

ROUTE 21 (PDF)

  • Trip frequency will be adjusted on weekdays and Saturdays.
     

ROUTE 22 (PDF)

  • Saturday schedule will be adjusted to match Sunday schedule.
     

ROUTE 25 (PDF)

  • Routing will be adjusted at Northtown Transit Center via University Ave. to 89th Ave. on southbound trips and via 87th Ln. to Jefferson St. to Co. Rd. 10 to University Ave. on northbound trips.
     
  • Schedule times will be adjusted to reflect new routing.
     
  • Frequency during peak periods is reduced to every 15 to 30 minutes.
     

ROUTE 46 (PDF)

  • Schedule times adjusted for better connections with new METRO Orange Line.
     
  • Saturday and Sunday service will be suspended.
     
  • For alternate service on Saturday and Sunday in Highland Park near Cleveland Ave. will be available on Route 87B.
     

ROUTE 62 (PDF)

  • Select weekday and Saturday trips will be rerouted to serve Canabury Dr.
     
  • Saturday service to West St. Paul will begin earlier around 5 a.m., with service every 30 minutes beginning about 6:30 a.m.
     
  • Early Saturday trips now leaving Wabasha/6th St. at 6:02 and 6:32 a.m. will start at Signal Hills Shopping Center and leave Wabasha/6th St. at 5:35 and 6:10 a.m.
     
  • Weekday and Saturday trips times will be adjusted to reflect actual travel times.
     

ROUTE 64 (PDF)

  • Schedule times will be adjusted for all days of the week to better reflect actual travel times and improve connections with Route 54.
     

ROUTE 70 (PDF)

  • Service west of downtown St. Paul on St. Clair Ave. and Cretin Ave. to Highland Park will be suspended.
     
  • Weekday afternoon frequency to east of downtown St. Paul will be reduced to hourly.
  • Route 70D branch service to Ramsey County Correctional Facility is suspended. Alternate service is available all days of the week on Route 323.
     

ROUTE 74 (PDF)

  • Saturday and Sunday schedules will be adjusted to have matching service and 30 minute frequency.
     
  • Most Saturday and Sunday service will run to Sun Ray Transit Center with 74K service to Edgewater/Maryland Ave. only occurring every two hours.
     
  • 74S service via McKnight and Minnehaha and 74G via Ivy and Hwy. 120 will be weekdays only.
     

ROUTE 84

ROUTE 87 (PDF)

  • Service via 87B will be extended from Cleveland & Ford Pkwy. to West 7th St. and Sibley Plaza all days of the week to help customers effected by the Route 84 suspension.
     
  • Peak service will be reduced from every 20 to every 30 minutes.
     

ROUTE 94 (PDF)

  • Stops and new timepoint eastbound and westbound at Snelling Ave. will be added for better connections to Midway area and METRO A Line and Green Line.
     
  • Schedule times will be adjusted to account for new Snelling Ave. stops.

 100-199


ROUTE 134

  • Route will be suspended.
     
  • For alternate service see routes 87 or 63 to the METRO Green Line.

 200-299


ROUTE 219 (PDF)

  • Weekday frequency will be reduced to approximately every 60 minutes.
     

ROUTE 223

  • Route will be suspended.
     

ROUTE 250 (PDF)

  • Trip frequency reduced to better match current ridership and available resources.
     

ROUTE 270 (PDF)

  • Trip frequency reduced to better match current ridership and available resources.
     

ROUTE 294 (PDF)

  • Stop moved from Greeley St. & Olive St. to Greeley St. and Oak. St.

 300-399


ROUTES 351/353/355 (PDF)

  • Route 351 will be suspended.
     
  • Route 353 trips frequency will be improved with 5 trips each direction to better match current ridership and available resources.
     
  • Route 355 will be suspended.

 500-599


ROUTE 501 (PDF) NEW SERVICE

  • New Route 501 weeknight service begins to serve FedEx and UPS workers on Cargo Rd.
     

ROUTE 515 (PDF)

  • Route redesigned and simplified for better connections with Route 7.
     
  • All trips between Southdale and Mall of America via 66th St., Cedar Point Commons and Bloomington Ave.
     

ROUTE 534 (PDF) NEW SERVICE

  • New Route 534 created to replace the Penn Ave & 90th St. segments of Route 539.
     
  • Replaces Lyndale Ave. segments of Route 535 in Bloomington.
     

ROUTE 535

ROUTE 538 (PDF)

  • Schedule times adjusted for better connections with new METRO Orange Line.
     

ROUTE 539 (PDF)

  • Route simplified and schedule times adjusted for better connections with new METRO Orange Line and access to Normandale Community College.
     
  • See new routes 534 and 546 for replaced segments.
     

ROUTE 540 (PDF)

  • Route simplified and schedule times adjusted for better connections with new METRO Orange Line and access to Normandale Lake Office Park.
     

ROUTE 542 (PDF)

  • Service restored for weekday rush hour access south of 494 via American Blvd.
     
  • Route extended to W. 78th St./Hwy. 169 to connect with Southwest Prime on-demand service to Eden Prairie.
     

ROUTE 546 (PDF) NEW SERVICE

  • New Route 546 will replace segments of both Route 535 and 539 and will connect with new METRO Orange Line.
     

ROUTE 547 (PDF) NEW SERVICE

  • New Route 547 will replace segments of Route 597 and connect with the new METRO Orange Line.
     

ROUTE 553

  • Route will be suspended.
     

ROUTE 579

ROUTE 597

  • Route is being replaced by the new METRO Orange Line and Route 547 will have alternate service for the 597 C and E branches in southwest Bloomington.

 600-699


ROUTE 604

  • Route will be suspended.
     
  • For alternate service along Excelsior Blvd, see Route 612.
     

ROUTE 612 (PDF)

  • Schedule will be adjusted to incorporate select service from suspended Route 12.
     

ROUTE 652

  • Route will be suspended.
  • For alternate service see Route 645 or 673.
     

ROUTE 664 

  • Route will be suspended.
     

ROUTE 670

  • Route will be suspended.

 700-799


ROUTE 721 (PDF)

  • Route will detour in downtown Minneapolis to account for Hennepin Ave. construction.
     

ROUTE 755 (PDF)

  • Select trips will be removed to better match current ridership and available resources.
     

ROUTE 756

ROUTE 765

  • Route will be suspended.
     
  • For alternate service see routes 722 and 724 at Brooklyn Center Transit Center.
     

ROUTE 768 (PDF)

  • Select trips will be removed to better match current ridership and available resources.

 800-899


ROUTE 805 (PDF)

  • Routing will be adjusted at Northtown Transit Center.
     

ROUTE 824 (PDF)

  • Service will be rerouted at Northtown Transit Center via 81st Ave to University Ave.
     
  • Schedule times will be adjusted to reflect new routing.
     

ROUTE 831 (PDF)

  • Service will be rerouted at Northtown Transit Center via University Ave. to 89th Ave for northbound trips and 87th Ln. to Washington St. to Co. Rd. 10 to University Ave for southbound trips.
     
  • Loop at Park of Four Seasons will be eliminated.
     
  • Schedule times will be adjusted to reflect new routing.
     

ROUTE 850 (PDF)

  • Trip frequency reduced to better match current ridership and available resources.
     
  • New morning “A” branch trip leaving Anoka Technical College at 4:53 a.m.
     

ROUTE 852 (PDF)

  • Routing will be adjusted to reflect completion of Northtown Transit Center reconstruction.

Maple Grove
 

ROUTE 781 (PDF)

  • ‘P’ branch trip extensions that leave 6th St. & 2nd Ave at 12:19, 2:19 and 6:39 p.m. will be removed.
     

ROUTE 785

  • Route will be suspended.