Light Rail Begins Rolling on Metro Green Line Monday

Updated: 02/24/2014 8:31 AM
Created: 02/19/2014 5:32 PM
By: Leslie Dyste

Starting Monday, light rail trains will be traveling up and down the Metro Green Line.

They are preparing for the June 14 opening. The trains will be taking round trips as often as 10 minutes apart between Lowertown St. Paul and the connection with the Blue Line in Minneapolis.

The trips will help train 119 operators on the new green and blue lines. That way, they'll be familiar with the route by the time it opens.

Metro Transit officials want to remind pedestrians and drivers to watch for trains and to be careful when crossing the tracks.

Anyone violating the transit laws could face a $180 fine.

Photo: KSTP file

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