Southwest Light Rail Transit (LRT)

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The Southwest Light Rail Transit (LRT) project (METRO Green Line Extension) will operate on a route from downtown Minneapolis through the communities of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie, passing in close proximity to Edina. The line will include 15 new stations, including three in St. Louis Park, and will be part of an integrated system of transitways, including connections to the METRO Blue Line, the Northstar Commuter Rail line, many bus routes and proposed future transitways.

The total estimated project cost of $1.858 billion will be funded by the Metropolitan Council and project partners through a mix of federal, state and local sources, with federal funds making up approximately half the total. At Target Field Station in Minneapolis, Green Line Extension trains will continue along the METRO Green Line, providing one-seat rides to the University of Minnesota, State Capital area and downtown St. Paul.

Take a virtual flyover tour of the Southwest LRT route

Southwest LRT project information from Metropolitan Council

Southwest LRT 100 percent roll plots for St. Louis Park

Hennepin County Southwest LRT Community Works Program

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