Metro Transit to test new plan; cut number of trains on Blue, Green Lines

Commuters who use Metro Transit’s Blue and Green Line trains will soon see fewer cars than usual.

According to Metro Transit, the number of light rail trains on its Blue and Green Lines will be temporarily reduced from three to two under a new test plan starting Saturday, July 9 until Saturday, Aug. 20.

Officials say the reduction will help make it easier for police officers to interact with riders, and will also make trains easier to clean, plus reduce wear and tear and light rail vehicles.

The agency says the change will be reassessed sometime in August.

In addition, Metro Transit says buses will be replacing Blue Line trains at stations between Mall of America and Terminal Two at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport during the test period. This change begins at 10 p.m. on Friday, July 8, and will be in effect for five weeks.

Train service at those stations will resume at 4 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15.

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If you’d like to provide feedback on the change, you can do so to Metro Transit by CLICKING HERE, or by calling 612-373-3333.