Due to popular demand for fast, easy travel from the northwest metro to Target Field, Metro Transit this week announced it will provide Northstar Line rail service to all but one Twins home game for the remainder of the regular season.
Metro Transit had committed to providing Northstar service to every weekend game and to all weekday night games between June and August. This week’s announcement extends service to all weekday evening and weekend regular-season games in September and October. (The regular Northstar schedule will operate on Sept. 22, but special service will not be added for the 12:10 p.m. game that day.) See a list of games with Northstar service at metrotransit.org/twins.
“We knew there would be strong demand for Northstar service to Twins games during the inaugural season, but the response has surpassed expectations,” said Metro Transit General Manager Brian Lamb. “For recent games, we have operated eight-car trains to accommodate the growing number of customers who want an easy way to the game without worrying about traffic or parking costs.” Metro Transit operates four-car trains during its normal rush-hour commuter service.
Northstar fares range from $2.50 to $7.00 each way, depending on the day of week and distance traveled. Groups traveling together can get an especially good price with a Northstar Roundtrip Family Pass, which is valid for rides for two adults and up to three children between the ages of 6 and 17. Kids five and under ride free. The pass is available from ticket machines at Northstar’s five suburban stations and is valid through midnight on the day of issue.
Northstar Roundtrip Family Pass prices vary by station. Those boarding at Big Lake can purchase a family pass for $17; the price is $13 at Elk River Station, $10 at both Anoka and Coon Rapids stations and $8 from Fridley Station. Purchases can be made with cash or credit cards, but not with Go-To Cards.
Details about all Metro Transit options are available at metrotransit.org/twins and by calling 612-373-3333 (TTY 612-341-0140). For all commuting choices, including driving and downtown parking, visit destinationtargetfield.com.
Metro Transit is a service of the Metropolitan Council. Customers boarded its buses and trains 76.3 million times in 2009.