West End & Route 9 changes begin Aug. 19
Metro Transit is updating routes in this area to meet growing employment and residential needs, changing travel patterns and new demographics.
Beginning Aug. 19, look for major changes to Routes 9, 25, 604, 649 and 675 in Minneapolis, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park and Minnetonka, centered around the West End near I-394 & Hwy. 100.
Plan your trip with the new routes now!
Simply use the Trip Planner and enter a date after Aug. 19. You'll get results showing the new routes!
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Simplified from six to three branches.
> on Cedar Lake Rd. between Penn and Glenwood
> Route 9H service south of I-394 along Cedar Lake Pkwy., Cedar Lake Rd. and Ewing/France
Route 9H service on 26th St. and Barry St. will be replaced by Route 25.
Route 9D service on Wayzata Blvd. west of Zarthan will be replaced by new Route 645.
At France and Cedar Lake avenues, the route will be revised to serve eliminated segments of routes 9H and 649. The four-block segment on France between Cedar Lake Ave. and Lake St. will be eliminated. Alternate service is available on Lake St. via Route 17.
South of downtown, four a.m. trips from downtown and two p.m. trips to downtown will be eliminated due to low ridership.
The portion of the route between Louisiana Transit Center and Park Place Boulevard will be eliminated and replaced by new Route 645.
Route 649 will be eliminated and replaced by routes 9, 25 and new Route 645. Customers currently boarding on Louisiana Ave. and Cedar Lake Rd. west of Park Place will instead be served by Route 9.
Customers currently boarding on Cedar Lake Rd. east of Hwy. 100 will instead be served by Route 25.
Those using the Park Place Park & Ride and those commuting to West End jobs on Route 649 will be served by new Route 645 with a downtown routing on Marquette and 2nd Ave. S.
Express Route 675 will become new limited-stop Route 645, which travels on local streets between Park Place and Louisiana Transit Center, thus offering less expensive (local fare) service between downtown Minneapolis and the West End via I-394 all days of the week. Travel time between the West End and downtown will be approximately 10 minutes. Buses will operate on Marquette and 2nd Ave. S. through downtown.
• Write: Customer Relations, 570 6th Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
• Call: Customer Relations at 612-373-3333
• Send TTY questions to: 651-291-0904
> See the full West End & Route 9 Report and Plan here.