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 up to 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. 


Latest News

The Metropolitan Council will host community meetings to discuss potential Blue Line Extension station locations and the reconstruction of West Broadway Ave. 

The first issue of "Tracking the Blue Line Extension" is now available. 

The Metropolitan Council today received federal approval to begin designing the METRO Blue Line Extension northwest of Minneapolis, the region’s fourth light rail transit project.

Virtual Tour

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


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