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News & Updates for July 2009

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July 31, 2009

Downtown Minneapolis Station Overhead Catenary System Wires Now Live

Construction continues this week in downtown Minneapolis at the Northstar station and on the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit Line (LRT). Punchlist work continues at the Big Lake, Elk River, Anoka and Coon Rapids stations as crews are completing the finishing touches on each station.

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July 24, 2009

Punchlist Work Continues At Northstar Suburban Stations

Most of the construction of the Big Lake, Elk River, Anoka and Coon Rapids stations is wrapping up. Crews are continuing punchlist work as they are completing the finishing touches on each station.

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July 20, 2009

Fridley Station West Head House Structural Steel Installation Begins

Beginning Tuesday, July 21, crews will tie the overhead catenary system (OCS) of the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit (LRT) line into the existing system at the Warehouse District Station. The Warehouse District Station will close at 7:30pm on Tuesday, July 21 and reopen on Wednesday, July 22 at 4:00am. Depending on how long the work takes, another closure will be scheduled on either Wednesday, July 22 at 10:30pm or on Thursday, July 23 at 7:30pm. In either situation, the Warehouse District Station will reopen at 4:00am the following day.

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July 10, 2009

Crews Pour Final Concrete Course on Downtown Minneapolis LRT Platform

Next week, crews will energize the overhead catenary system (OCS) wires of the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension. Please use utmost caution while in the area. If you are planning any work near the track or the wires, you will be required to obtain a permit. Please contact Brandt Richardson for more information on the permitting process.

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July 02, 2009

Fridley Station Platform Access Points Taking Shape

This week, a Northstar train consisting of one locomotive and two coach cars went on the first trial run beyond the yard of the Vehicle Maintenance Facility in Big Lake. A photo of the successful test is included below. Testing of the Northstar system will continue through the summer; if you are attempting to view a Northstar train, please only do so from a safe distance.

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