Green Line Ride to Take 48 Minutes Total Between the Twin Cities

Updated: 05/29/2014 6:18 PM
Created: 05/29/2014 5:37 PM
By: Ellen Galles

The first green line trains between Minneapolis and St. Paul will open to the public in about two weeks. 

Metro Transit has released the schedule for the new service and it will take 48 minutes to cross the Twin Cities. There are 23 stops and 11 miles between Target Field in downtown Minneapolis and Union Depot in St. Paul.

A spokesperson for Metro Transit says most passengers won't be on the train for the entire time, the service is designed for shorter, station-to-station trips. The average time between stops is about two minutes.

"Light rail is really about destinations and connections. It's about station-to-station trips," says John Siqveland with Metro Transit.

Test trains are running the route until June 14. Rides on the Green Line will be free that weekend.

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