As construction activities are near completion, this will be the final construction update.
Northstar Commuter Rail Grand Opening Events
Join us for the Northstar Commuter Rail Grand Opening on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. Regular commuter service begins on the following Monday, Nov. 16. The public is invited to the Nov. 14 events at each Northstar station from Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis.
For more information about Northstar Commuter Rail and the grand opening events go to www.metrotransit.org/northstar. To learn about Northstar Link Commuter Coach service between St. Cloud and Big Lake, operated by St. Cloud Metro Bus, go to www.CatchTheLink.com.
FRIDLEY CONSTRUCTION UPDATE:
The majority of construction activities at the Fridley station are complete:
- Milling and overlay of 61st Way was completed this week.
- All three station elevators passed inspection this week.
- Plumbing/mechanical and electrical passed inspections this week.
- Installation of station signage continues through next week.
- Landscaping continues through next week.
The Fridley Station will be available for the grand opening events on Nov. 14 and will open for regular service on Monday, Nov. 16.
Fridley Station construction partially funded by the Counties Transit Improvement Board (www.mnrides.org).
As construction activities are near completion, this will be the final construction update. For more information about Northstar Commuter Rail, go to www.metrotransit.org/northstar or call 612-373-3333.
RAIL SAFETY REMINDERS:
Use designated railroad crossings only – Do not drive around crossing arms for any reason. Trains may not be visible or may be approaching faster than they appear. Freight trains crossing through Northstar station areas will not slow down. Do not cross the tracks in other areas regardless of whether fencing is present.
Look BOTH ways! – Trains can approach at any time, from either direction. Always look both directions and listen for warning signals or horns before crossing the tracks in your vehicle or on foot at designated railroad crossings.
Maintain a safe distance between you and the tracks – Never walk along or on railroad tracks. While Northstar station platforms look inviting, they will not be ready for public use until Northstar launches service on Nov. 16, 2009. Stay away from platform areas.
FRIDLEY STATION PHOTOS:
Fridley Station west entrance (Nov. 4, 2009).
Fridley Station platform (Nov. 4, 2009).
Fridley Station tunnel (Nov. 4, 2009).