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Quarterly service changes began Saturday, March 13

As part of the ongoing, shared effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and respond to changes in travel demand, Metro Transit continues to refine its service schedule with changes which began on Saturday, March 13. We continue to focus our resources in areas where they are most needed to provide critical travel during this ongoing crisis.

Metro Transit regularly monitors ridership to see if changes such as extra trips or larger vehicles are needed to help customers maintain social distancing onboard.

Sign up for Rider Alerts at metrotransit.org/alerts to learn about future changes to your specific routes via text or email.

As the pandemic continues, remember:

  • By federal law, face masks are required onboard buses and trains and at boarding locations. Those failing to wear a face mask may be subject to police enforcement.
  • Please board through the front door and exit through the back to increase social distancing.
  • When boarding, if the bus does not have space to allow adequate social distancing, the driver will display "Next Bus Please" on the overhead sign, notifying customers that they need to wait for the next trip.
  • Transit Information is available by phone (612-373-3333) and text (612-444-1161) Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 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 your route below for a summary of service that began Saturday, March 13.

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METRO lines Routes 1 - 99 Routes 500s Routes 600s Routes 700s Routes 800s Maple Grove

 

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METRO BLUE LINE

  • Schedule times and trips adjusted to Saturday schedules for all days of the week.
     
  • New northbound trips to downtown, leaving Mall of America station at 10:47, 11:04 and 11:32 p.m. & 12:09 a.m.

     

METRO GREEN LINE

  • Schedule times and trips adjusted to Saturday schedules for all days of the week.

     

METRO RED LINE

  • Northbound weekday trip times will be adjusted slightly during the week.

     

METRO C LINE

  • Schedule times and route will be adjusted to better reflect actual travel times due to the return of service to Brooklyn Center Transit Center.

     

ROUTE 3

  • Westbound weekday trip starting at Como & Cleveland at 7:38 a.m. will be eliminated due to low ridership.
     
  • Eastbound weekday Route 3E trip starting at Ramp B/5th St. Transit Center at 4:27 p.m. will be eliminated.

     

ROUTE 4

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

     

ROUTE 5

  • Schedule times and trips will be adjusted for all days of the week to better reflect actual travel times.
     
  • Select morning and evening rush hour trips will be eliminated.

     

ROUTE 6

  • Northbound weekday trip leaving Hennepin Ave. & 36th St. at 8:09 a.m. will be eliminated.
     
  • Northbound weekday trips leaving Southdale Transit Center at 6:59, 7:16 and 7:56 a.m. will be eliminated.
     
  • Northbound Route 6U trip leaving Minnesota Dr. & France Ave. at 6:57 a.m. will travel via France Ave. and not Xerxes.
     
  • Schedule times and trips will be adjusted for all days of the week to better reflect actual travel times.

     

ROUTE 9

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


ROUTE 18

  • Schedule times and route will be adjusted for all days of the week to better reflect actual travel times and the detour due to Grand Ave. S. construction.

     

ROUTE 23

  • Schedule times will be adjusted for eastbound trips during afternoon rush hours.

     

ROUTE 54

  • Schedule times will be adjusted for weekdays and Saturdays to better reflect actual travel times.
     
  • Weekday afternoon rush-hour service will be adjusted based on ridership.

     

ROUTE 61

  • Westbound weekday trip leaving Smith Ave. Ramp at 6:38 a.m. will be eliminated.
     
  • Westbound trip leaving Smith Ave. Ramp at 6:28 will leave at 6:35 a.m. and the trip leaving at 7:04 a.m. will leave earlier at 6:55 a.m.
     
  • Schedule times will be adjusted for weekdays and Saturdays to better reflect actual travel times.

     

ROUTE 68

  • Southbound schedule times will be adjusted slightly, for all days of the week, to better reflect actual travel times.

     

ROUTE 535

  • Southbound weekday trips will be adjusted to better reflect actual travel times.

     

ROUTE 597

  • Southbound weekday trips will be adjusted to better reflect actual travel times.
     
  • New morning and afternoon trip extended to and from Bloomington Ferry Rd. to serve work shifts in area.

     

ROUTE 667

  • Schedule times are adjusted to better reflect actual travel times.

     

ROUTE 705

  • “A” branch trips will be rerouted to serve Golden Valley Rd. west of Winnetka Ave.
     
  • Schedule and route will be adjusted to reflect the new routing.

     

ROUTE 756

  • Schedule times are adjusted to better reflect actual travel times.

     

ROUTE 760

  • Schedule times are adjusted to better reflect actual travel times.

     

ROUTE 761

  • Trips rerouted to remain permanently outside Brooklyn Center Transit Center.
  • Schedule times and route will be adjusted to better reflect actual travel times and the new permanent routing.

     

ROUTE 763

  • Schedule times are adjusted to better reflect actual travel times.

     

ROUTE 766

  • Schedule times are adjusted to better reflect actual travel times.

     

ROUTE 768

  • Schedule times are adjusted to better reflect actual travel times.

     

ROUTE 801

  • Schedule times will be adjusted to better reflect actual travel times.
     
  • “D” branch trips rerouted to remain permanently outside Brooklyn Center Transit Center.

     

ROUTE 850

  • Schedule times will be adjusted to better reflect actual travel times.

     

ROUTE 852

  • Schedule times will be adjusted to better reflect actual travel times.

     

MAPLE GROVE

ROUTES 781/785/789

  • Route 781 northbound trips leaving 2nd Ave. & 10th St. at 12:16, 2:16 and 6:36 p.m. will extend to Parkway Station.
     
  • Route 785 service is restored with trips shown below:
    - Southbound trips leaving Parkway Station at 5:50, 6:20, 6:40, 7:10, 7:40 and 8:15 a.m. will be restored.
    - Northbound trips leaving 2nd Ave. & 10th St. at 3:13, 3:38, 4:08, 4:38, 5:07 and 5:37 p.m. will be restored.
     
  • Route 789 service is restored with one trip in each direction
    - Southbound trip leaving Maple Grove Transit Center at 6:57 a.m.
    - Northbound trip leaving Coffman Memorial Union at 4:48 p.m.