METRO Blue Line Extension

Bottineau Transitway – Minneapolis & Northwestern Communities

The METRO Blue Line Extension (LRT) will operate northwest from downtown Minneapolis through north Minneapolis, Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal and Brooklyn Park, drawing riders northwest of Brooklyn Park. The proposed alignment is primarily at-grade and will have 11 new stations in addition to Target Field Station and about 13 miles of double track. The line will interline with the METRO Blue Line and connect Minneapolis and the region’s northwestern communities with existing LRT on the METRO Green Line, future LRT on the METRO Green Line Extension, bus rapid transit on the METRO Red Line, the Northstar commuter rail line and local and express bus routes. 

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Latest News

9/20/2016
The Federal Transit Administration has issued a Record of Decision for the METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit Project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement.

7/26/2016
Issue 6 of the Blue Line Extension project newsletter features an overview of the project's Final Environmental Impact Statement and upcoming environmental fieldwork.

7/15/2016
The Metropolitan Council (Council) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS)

3/18/2016
The fifth issue of the project newsletter highlights destinations along the Blue Line Extension, 2016 activities and more.

Virtual Tour

This simulation video provides detailed information on the route of the METRO Blue Line Extension. 

Route

Click on the map below for more information about the route of the METRO Blue Line Extension.
METRO Blue Line Extension route map