Standing Room Only on Trains of Metro Green Line on Day 2 of Service

Updated: 06/15/2014 6:18 PM
Created: 06/15/2014 5:21 PM
By: Cassie Hart

Sunday is day two of the Metro Green Line being up and running, carrying passengers from downtown St. Paul to Minneapolis and back.

Rides on the new light rail trains are still free through the rest of the day. Starting Monday, riders will have to pay around $1.75 to catch a ride, and it's $2.25 during rush hours.

Seniors, youth, Medicare card holders and people with disabilities qualify for reduced fares during non-rush hours.

Thousands of riders took advantage of the new line on its first day.

Metro transit says 45,000 people were on the trains in the first eight hours of service Saturday. There were 30,000 riders in just seven hours Sunday.

The 11-mile stretch cost $957 million to build, which makes it the largest public works project in state history.

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