Video: Watch A Time-Lapse Trip On The Green Line LRT

Video: Watch A Time-Lapse Trip On The Green Line LRT

Officials say the line will take 48 minutes to make its almost two dozen stops between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul.

Story by Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews.com

Metro Transit has released the schedule for the new 11-mile light rail Green Line connecting Union Depot in St. Paul to Target Field. Officials say the line, which officially opens to the riding public June 14, will take 48 minutes to make its almost two dozen stops between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul.

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Most weekdays, trains will depart every 10 minutes. Weekend departures will run every 10 to 15 minutes. Departures are less frequent at night or in the early morning, and will occur hourly from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. on a test basis, the Pioneer Press reports.

The Metropolitan Council previously predicted the entire trip would take 40 minutes. Test runs of the line in recent weeks averaged more than one hour, though officials promised those would come down.

 

Transit officials are urging everyone to be aware of the new LRT as people in both cities adjust to the train’s everyday presence. There were several crashes during testing.

See Metro Transit’s safety tips.