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Here are several photos taken during the opening of the new MPLS. LRT line. It was a busy weekend downtown MPLS. The Twins were playing at home, roughly 100,000 came out for the opening of the new LRT line and over 397,000 attended GLBT Pride events.

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CHECK THIS OUT!!!

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Here's what's coming this December.

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Crews look on as a light-rail vehicle is pulled through the Mall of America transit center in June 2004.

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Looks good! If only more cities would jump on the bandwagon and build LRT systems of their own.

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Those are amazing pictures, thanks for sharing! I love seeing shots of transit, especially new transit such as this! Looks like people of all kinds came to appreciate the new LRT there, young and old! Very good to see that kind of diversity.

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Minneapolis has some of the more attractive of LRV's in the nation. I like the system quite a bit.

I agree, very nice looking trains.

Can you show us some transit maps and proposed lines?

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Here's the Hiawatha Line:

Yellow = Mixed with traffic (trains have preemption everywhere except DT)

Red = dedicated ROW with large barrier seperating trains from cars

Green = Elavated

Blue = tunnel

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Proposed Central Corridor Line:

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Downtown St. Paul Light Rail Transit Alignment

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Minneapolis Southwest Corridor

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Midtown Greenway Streetcar Line

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Northwest Corridor

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larger view

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I don't know what to say!! I know it sounds funny, but I'm excited vicariously for you Minneapolis people! The trains look awesome, and it looks like the first line is very well thought out--hitting a lot of hot spots on the way. Keep us updated on progress, it looks like it will be a stellar system when all done.

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