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Route 10

Route 10 is a local bus route operating between Northtown Mall Transit Center and the Minneapolis Convention Center in downtown Minneapolis, primarily along University and Central avenues, and Nicollet Mall.  

Key destinations include: 

  • Downtown Minneapolis 
  • Northeast Minneapolis and Columbia Heights along Central Avenue
  • Fridley and Coon Rapids along Central and University avenues
  • Northtown Mall along University Avenue 
  • In downtown Minneapolis, Route 10 connects to several METRO lines:
    • METRO Blue and Green lines at Nicollet Mall Station
    • METRO C and D lines at 7th and 8th streets and Nicollet Mall Station. 

Metro Transit is partnering with the City of Minneapolis to improve service on Route 10. Changes include: 

  • Bringing back transit signal priority, which means less waiting at red lights.
  • Improved frequency in the afternoon to serve our customers’ growing demand.
  • Minor adjustments to bus stop spacing to improve the speed of service.
  • Completing the Central Avenue Bridge detour and reopening it for service in Oct. 2023.
  • Bus stop spacing north of 37th Ave NE will be evaluated in 2024.
  • Planning and engineering continues for the METRO F Line bus rapid transit project, targeted to begin construction in 2025. 

Project contacts  

Nasser Mussa, Community Outreach Coordinator