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8/25/2020



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Metro Transit to expand light-rail service


In July, light-rail ridership was down about 75 percent.
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Metro Transit in Minneapolis on Sept. 12 will expand its light-rail schedule by offering service every 10 minutes on the Blue and Green lines. 

In July, light-rail ridership was down about 75 percent compared to the same month last year, Metro Transit officials said in a press release.

An increase in service will help riders keep a safe distance on trains to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as more people begin to return to transit during and after the pandemic, agency officials said. 

Metro Transit riders can provide feedback on the service changes online through Aug. 27. Rider input will help inform near-term service decisions and long-term planning.

Meanwhile, the the Northstar commuter-rail line will continue to operate on a limited, weekday-only schedule due to low demand.



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