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Service adjustments began Saturday, Sept. 12

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, Sept. 12. We added trips to routes where ridership demand is increasing and suspended service on a few more routes where ridership is expected to remain low through the fall. We are focusing 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.

Summary of Metro Transit service beginning Saturday, Sept. 12:

  • These bus routes will have a reduced hours of service and/or trip frequency, compared to service running in summer of 2020:
    70, 75 & 515.
     
  • Some commuter express routes will continue to operate at a modified level:
    134, 250, 264, 270, 294, 353, 553, 578, 597, 663, 664, 667, 670, 756, 760, 761, 763, 764, 766, 768, 824 & 850.
     
  • New route 363 will replace routes 361 and 365.
     
  • These bus routes will continue to be suspended:
    39, 53, 59, 111, 113, 114, 115, 118, 129, 133, 135, 146, 156, 223, 252, 261, 262, 263, 265, 272, 275, 288, 350, 351, 355, 364, 375, 415, 417, 452, 467, 537, 542, 552, 554, 558, 579, 588, 589, 643, 652, 668, 671, 672, 673, 677, 679, 758, 762, 767, 825, 854 & 860.
     
  • These routes will now be suspended due to low ridership:
    141, 765 & 865.
     
  • Daily light rail service will continue to operate between approximately 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. with improved frequency.
    (METRO Blue Line airport shuttle between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 stations continues to operate 24 hours-a-day. Select trips extend to 28th Ave. station.)

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:

  • Face coverings are required while riding buses/trains. Children under age 2, and those who have trouble breathing or are unable to remove the face covering without assistance are exempt. Get details on face coverings.
  • 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.
  • Light rail service operates between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. daily. 
    (METRO Blue Line airport shuttle between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 stations continues to operate.)
  • Transit Information is available by phone (612-373-3333) and text (612-444-1161) Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. – 9 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 begins Saturday, Sept.  12.

Descriptions below refer to Monday-Friday schedules, with no changes to Saturday and Sunday schedules unless noted.

(Click route name below to view detailed schedule)

METRO BLUE LINE
10-minute service most of day

METRO GREEN LINE
10-minute service most of day

METRO RED LINE
WEEKDAY service

METRO A Line
New WEEKDAY service

METRO C Line
New WEEKDAY service

NORTHSTAR LINE [No service on Saturday and Sunday]
Modified service continues

ROUTE 2
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 3
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 4
Improved service:

  • Morning trip frequency increase.
  • Morning and afternoon peak trips extended to New Brighton.

ROUTE 5
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 6
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 7
Improved service:

  • Morning trip frequency increase.

ROUTE 9
Modified service:

  • Weekday schedule times and trips will be adjusted.
  • Westbound service after 10 p.m. and eastbound service after 8 p.m. reduced to every 60-minutes on all days of the week.
  • Eastbound service ends one hour earlier on weekdays and Saturdays.

ROUTE 10
New WEEKDAY service

  • New trips added in morning and evening peak service times.

ROUTE 11
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 12
New WEEKDAY service

  • New trips added in morning and evening peak service times.

ROUTE 14
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 16
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 17
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 18
New WEEKDAY service:

  • Select morning and evening trips extended to 104th St. & Bloomington Freeway Rd.
  • Select evening trips will be routed to Grand Avenue.

ROUTE 19
Modified service:

  • Schedule times and trips will be adjusted for all days of the week to better reflect demand.
  • Northbound service after 8 p.m. and southbound service after 7 p.m. reduced to every 60 minutes.

ROUTE 21
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 22
New WEEKDAY service

  • On all service days, trip times adjusted to reflect return to 28th Ave. due to construction end.
     

ROUTE 23
Modified weekday service:

  • Schedule times and trips will be adjusted to better reflect demand.

ROUTE 25
New WEEKDAY service

  • Select trips extended to Central Ave. & Gardenia.
  • Additional trips added in the morning and evening peak hours.

ROUTE 27
WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 30
Modified service:

  • Schedule times and trips will be adjusted to better reflect demand.

ROUTE 32
Modified service:

  • Schedule times and trips will be adjusted for all days of the week to better reflect demand.
  • Weekday service after 6 p.m. reduced to every 45 minutes.
  • Saturday and Sunday service after 7 p.m. reduced to every 45-60 minutes.

ROUTE 39
No service

ROUTE 46
Modified weekday service:

  • Schedule times and trips will be adjusted to better reflect demand.

ROUTE 53
No service

ROUTE 54
Improved service:

  • New weekday schedule with earlier and later trips and improved frequency.
  • The new MSP Terminal 1 Transit Center will open for eastbound service to St. Paul.

ROUTE 59
No service

ROUTE 61
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 62
Improved service:

  • Schedule times and trips will be adjusted for all days of the week to better reflect demand.
  • Trips added to better serve West St. Paul, Shoreview and Little Canada.

ROUTE 63
New WEEKDAY service:

  • Route-wide bus stop consolidation to improve the speed and reliability of service.
  • Summit Ave. & Cretin Ave. timepoint relocated to Cretin Ave. & Marshall Ave.
  • 3rd St. E & White Bear Ave. timepoint relocated to 3rd St E & Johnson Pkwy.

ROUTE 64
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 65
Modified service:

  • Weekday schedule retimed for better connections.
  • 30-minute frequency continues.

ROUTE 67
Modified service:

  • Schedule times and trips will be adjusted for all days of the week to better reflect demand.
  • Select early morning and late evening trips will be eliminated due to low ridership.

ROUTE 68
New WEEKDAY service:

  • Select trips extended to Co. Rd. B & Rice St. Park & Ride, all days of the week to better serve customers.
  • Schedule times adjusted for all days of the week.


ROUTE 70
Modified service:

  • Weekday service reduced to every hour, with some 30-minute service in the evening peak, due to low ridership.
  • Fewer trips will serve St. Clair Ave.
  • Two westbound morning and two eastbound evening trips will serve the Ramsey County Correctional Facility branch.
  • All midday trips will now serve SunRay Transit Center.

ROUTE 71
Improved service:

  • More morning service during peak usage times.
  • Additional trips serving Little Canada and Inver Grove Heights.
  • Changes to trip times throughout the day.

ROUTE 74
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 75
Modified service:

  • Some morning trips, and evening trips starting after 8:30 p.m. will be eliminated due to low ridership.

ROUTE 80
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 83
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 84
Modified service:

  • Weekday schedule retimed.
  • Some morning trips, and evening trips starting after 8 p.m. will be eliminated due to low ridership.

ROUTE 87
Modified service:

  • New weekday schedule with earlier trips and improved peak frequency.
  • Service after 9 p.m. will be reduced or eliminated, all days of the week.

ROUTE 94
WEEKDAY service

  • Westbound trips will no longer stop at Huron Blvd. on request.

ROUTE 111
No service

ROUTE 113
No service

ROUTE 114
No service

ROUTE 115
No service

ROUTE 118
No service

ROUTE 129
No service

ROUTE 133
No service

ROUTE 134
Modified service:

  • Westbound trips will no longer stop at Huron Blvd. on request.

ROUTE 135
No service

  • Route 18 trips added in the morning and evening peak to better serve area.

ROUTE 141
No service

  • Route 4G trips added in the morning and evening peak to better serve area.

ROUTE 146
No service

ROUTE 156
No service

ROUTE 219
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 223
No service

ROUTE 225
Improved service:

  • Earlier northbound and later southbound service, and service to Deluxe Corp./Victoria St. will be restored.

ROUTE 227
Improved service:

  • Earlier northbound and later southbound service, and service to Deluxe Corp./Victoria St. will be restored.

ROUTE 250
Modified service continues

ROUTE 252
No service

ROUTE 261
No service

ROUTE 262
No service

ROUTE 263
No service

  • Route 270 continues to serve Hwy. 36 & Rice St. Park & Ride.

ROUTE 264
Modified service continues

ROUTE 265
No service

ROUTE 270
Modified service continues

ROUTE 272
No service

ROUTE 275
No service

ROUTE 288
No service

ROUTE 294
Modified service continues

ROUTE 350
No service

ROUTES 351/353/355
Modified Route 353 service continues

*NEW* ROUTE 363 (Replaces routes 361 & 365)
New Route 363 serving both downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis with four morning and four afternoon trips.

ROUTE 375
No service

ROUTE 415
No service

ROUTE 417
No service

ROUTE 452
No service

ROUTE 467
No service

 

ROUTE 515
Modified service:

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

ROUTE 535
Modified service:

  • Schedule times and trips will be adjusted for all days of the week to better reflect demand.
  • Rush hour frequency increased to every 15 minutes.

ROUTE 537
No service

ROUTE 538
WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 539
Improved service:

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

ROUTE 540
Modified service:

  • Schedule times and trips will be adjusted for all days of the week to better reflect demand.
  • Cecelia Circle will be removed as a stop.

ROUTE 542
No service

ROUTE 552
No service

ROUTE 553
Modified service continues

ROUTE 554
No service

  • Route 18 trips added in the morning and evening peak to better serve area.

ROUTE 558
No service

ROUTE 578
Modified service continues

ROUTE 579
No service

ROUTE 587
No service

ROUTE 588
No service

ROUTE 589
No service

ROUTE 597
Modified service continues

ROUTE 604
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 612
New WEEKDAY service:

  • New peak trips added both westbound and eastbound.

ROUTE 615
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 643
No service

ROUTE 645
Improved service:

  • Weekday schedule times and trips will be adjusted.
  • Hourly service extended to Mound Transit Center.

ROUTE 652
No service

ROUTE 663
Modified service continues

ROUTE 664
Modified service continues

ROUTE 667
Modified service continues

ROUTE 668
No service

ROUTE 670
Modified service continues

ROUTE 671
No service

ROUTE 672
No service

ROUTE 673
No service

ROUTE 677
No service

ROUTE 679
No service

 

ROUTE 705
New WEEKDAY service:

  • First southbound trip depart Walmart Super Center at 5:35 a.m.

ROUTE 716
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 717
WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 721
WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 722
Modified service:

  • Schedule times and trips will be adjusted for all days of the week to better reflect demand.
  • Final weekday northbound trip to Target North Campus leaves Brooklyn Center Transit Center at 8:35 p.m.

ROUTE 723
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 724
Improved service:

  • Route extension between Brooklyn Center Transit Center and downtown Minneapolis eliminated.

ROUTE 755
WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 756
Modified service continues

ROUTE 758
No service

ROUTE 760
Modified service continues

ROUTE 761
Modified service continues

ROUTE 762
No service

ROUTE 763
Modified service continues

ROUTE 764
Modified service continues

ROUTE 765
No service

  • Alternate service available on routes 722 and 724.

ROUTE 766
Modified service continues

ROUTE 768
Modified service continues

ROUTE 801
WEEKDAY service 

ROUTE 805
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 824
Modified service continues

ROUTE 825
No service

  • Route 25 trips added in the morning and evening peak to better serve area.

ROUTE 831
New WEEKDAY service

  • Service starts one hour earlier and ends one hour earlier.

ROUTE 850
Modified service continues

  • First southbound trip will leave Foley Park & Ride at 5:30 a.m.

ROUTE 852
New WEEKDAY service

ROUTE 854
No service

ROUTE 860
No service

ROUTE 865
No service

  • Alternate Park & Ride service at Foley Park & Ride on route 850 and at 95th Ave. Park & Ride on route 250

MAPLE GROVE

ROUTE 780
No service

ROUTE 781
Improved service:

  • All trips will begin and end at Maple Grove Transit Center.

ROUTES 782, 783, 785, 787, 788 and 789
No service