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News & Updates for August 2009

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August 31, 2009

Minnesota's New Star to Begin Service Nov. 16

The Metropolitan Council today announced that the Northstar commuter rail line will begin passenger service on Monday, Nov. 16.

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Northstar Link Commuter Coach Project Breaks Ground for Park and Ride Lot

The Northstar Corridor Development Authority, Sherburne County and Stearns County officially marked the start of construction Aug. 26 with a groundbreaking ceremony on the Northstar Link Commuter Coach park and ride lot. The lot will be located at Highway 10 and Lincoln Ave in St. Cloud.

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August 28, 2009

Crews Prep the Fridley Station For Sidewalk Installation

Construction in downtown Minneapolis continues as crews work on the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension and the Northstar Commuter Rail station. Punchlist work continues at the commuter stations in Big Lake, Elk River, Anoka and Coon Rapids.

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August 27, 2009

Metropolitan Council Establishes Fares for Northstar Commuter Rail

ST. PAUL – Aug. 26, 2009 – The Metropolitan Council has established fares for the 40-mile Northstar Line, the region’s first commuter rail line, set to begin operation late this year.  The fares are based on distance between each station and downtown Minneapolis.  

The weekday fares, one way, between downtown Minneapolis and the five suburban stations are:

  • Big Lake – $7.00 (introductory fare); $8.00 (at or within 12 months)
  • Elk River – $5.50 (introductory fare); $6.00 (at or within 12 months)
  • Anoka – $4.00
  • Coon Rapids –$4.00
  • Fridley – $3.25

For customers not traveling downtown, the one-way fare between stations is $3.25. 

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August 21, 2009

Crews Continue Fridley Station Pedestrian Tunnel Work

Construction in downtown Minneapolis continues as crews work on the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension and the Northstar Commuter Rail station. Punchlist work continues at the commuter stations in Big Lake, Elk River, Anoka and Coon Rapids.

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August 14, 2009

Kiosk Footings Poured at Fridley Station

Construction in downtown Minneapolis continues as crews work on the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit (LRT) station and the Northstar Commuter Rail station. Punchlist work continues at the commuter stations in Big Lake, Elk River, Anoka and Coon Rapids.

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August 07, 2009

Fridley Station Platform Beginning To Take Shape

This weekend, crews will test the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit (LRT) line extension. Testing will begin on Friday, August 7 at 11:00pm. Testing will also occur on Saturday, August 8th and Sunday, August 9th from 6:00am to 10:00pm. Testing will not affect light rail service to and from the Warehouse District station.

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