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. 


Latest News

Issue 4 of the Blue Line Extension project newsletter is now available.

Metropolitan Council approves updated plans; project now needs local approval by March 2016.

Staff to present updated project scope and cost estimate to Corridor Management Committee

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

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