Crash Between Train, Car Halts Northbound Northstar Rail Service

The scene of the crash Monday at Egret Boulevard Northwest and Coon Rapids Boulevard Northwest. Photo: Courtesy Kimberly Drometer
The scene of the crash Monday at Egret Boulevard Northwest and Coon Rapids Boulevard Northwest.

December 04, 2017 08:07 PM

A collision between a car and a train has halted further northbound rail service on the Northstar line between Minneapolis and Big Lake Monday evening.

Metro Transit said in an alert the northbound Northstar train at 6:15 p.m. will not run and will be replaced by buses. 

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Transit officials ask riders to board buses at the 5th Street garage in Minneapolis.

Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla said no one was injured in the car-train crash at Egret Boulevard Northwest and Coon Rapids Boulevard Northwest. The incident remains under investigation.

The scene of the crash was mostly cleared before 7 p.m. Metro Transit sent a tweet at 6:33 p.m. that a final train would depart from Minneapolis sometime around 6:45 to accommodate as many passengers as possible who hadn't already boarded replacement buses.

In a tweet, Metro Transit apologized for the inconvenience. 


 

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