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Minneapolis Light Rail System!

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Warehouse District/Hennepin Ave. Station

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Nicollet Mall

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Government Center

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Downtown East/Metro dome Station

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Cedar Riverside Station

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Franklin Ave. Station

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Lake Street/Midtown Station

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38th Street Station

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46th Street Station

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50th Street/Minnehaha Park Station

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V.A. Medical Center Station

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Fort Snelling Station

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Lindbergh Terminal Station

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Lindbergh Terminal Station

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Humphrey Station

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Humphrey Station

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American Boulevard Station

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Bloomington Corporate Center

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Mall of America Station

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http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/lrt/route...e_stations.html

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Sweet renderings. Seems Minn/St. Paul has a pretty nice starter systems. Do you have any maps of their future expansion plans?

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Nice. I like how each station has a different design to it.

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when does construction start?

Construction started quite a long time ago and some LRVs are already testing!

Good lookin' stations and cars! Someone from the Minneapple can probably answer more precisely, but, I think it's supposed to be open in a bit less than 2 months.

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it was supposed to partially open on april 4, but an impending bus drivers strike has delayed it indefinitely. :(

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Here's some good news though:

Northstar Commuter Rail Supporters Rally at the State Capitol Supporters Urge Legislators to Approve Funding for Northstar

PR News Wire

Published February 26, 2004

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A crowd of more than 200 supporters rallied at the State Capitol today to demonstrate the broad public support for Northstar commuter rail and urge the Minnesota Legislature to approve Governor Pawlenty's request for funding for Northstar in the 2004 bonding bill. Residents from throughout the state, local officials, and business and labor leaders joined key legislators in voicing their support for the Northstar project.

"The fact that hundreds of supporters took time out of their day to come to the Capitol shows that people want relief from traffic congestion," said Rep. Kathy Tingelstad (R-Andover), chief author of the Northstar legislation in the Minnesota House of Representatives. "Their message to us was loud and clear -- the time for Northstar is now."

"Because of the increasing number of people living in the state -- which in the metro area is going to grow by 600,000 people in the next ten to fifteen years -- we need alternative forms of transportation," declared Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Dean Johnson (DFL-Willmar) to the gathered supporters. "We need the Northstar Corridor to be built as soon as possible."

Speaker of the House, Rep. Steve Sviggum (R-Kenyon) also addressed the crowd. "This [Northstar] is an important part of a balanced transportation system. I'm here to tell you that this project is a good one, it ought to go, and we will make sure the vote comes forward on the House floor to pass the bill."

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Hopefully the commuter rail project goes through.

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every year it gets broader support. ths year, one of the line toughest "critics" reversed his position. (pawlenty, now the governor)

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NOW that's a big expansion

It's not an expansion, it's commuter rail...a project separate from the LRT system. Commuter rail is heavy rail, & doesn't have as many stops as an LRT system would. The distances between stops are also much longer.

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and the hours are much more restrictive ( 5 morning/night, 1 lunchtime to start ) , hence "commuter" rail. none-the-less, it is in the fastest growing corridor in that state and is definitely deserved.

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