ST. CLOUD, March 30, 2012 — Let Northstar Link and Northstar Commuter Rail take you out to the ball game.
Every Twins home game this season will have bus and rail service. Baseball fans will be able to take the Northstar Link bus from St. Cloud or Becker to Big Lake to catch the Northstar train, which takes them directly to Target Field in Minneapolis. At the scheduled departure time, or 30 minutes after the last out for special service trains, fans will be able to board the train to Big Lake and easily transfer to the Northstar Link bus to finish the trip back to Becker or St. Cloud.
In anticipation for a busy home opener on Monday, April 9, two buses are scheduled. Separate tickets are needed to ride the Link and the train. The Link ride costs $1.75 or less each way. The train ride prices vary by station. New this year, is the ability to buy round-trip tickets and Northstar Roundtrip Family Passes for home Twins games online at www.metrotransit.org/Northstar.
“The trip is even easier now with online train tickets for Twins games,” said Stearns County Commissioner Leigh Lenzmeier, chair of the Northstar Corridor Development Authority. “Print your round trip or family pass at home and be sure to keep it with you. You’ll be asked to show your ticket at Target Field.”
The Minnesota Twins Northstar Link service is called route 887T. The 887T schedule is available on Link buses and Northstar trains, online at www.CatchTheLink.com, or by calling 877.LINK.010. For information on train schedules and fare options, go to www.metrotransit.org/take-northstar-to-target-field.aspx.
About the Northstar Corridor
The Northstar Commuter Rail Line, operated by Metro Transit, provides service on the 40-mile segment of existing track along Highways 10 and 47 from Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis.
Northstar trains offer commuter service during prime morning and evening week day rush hours, as well as regular weekend service and some special event service.
The Northstar Corridor Development Authority (NCDA) is a joint powers board of governmental entities representing counties, cities, townships and regional railroad authorities along the Northstar Corridor, which covers an 80-mile stretch from downtown Minneapolis to St. Cloud.
For more information about Northstar train service, go to www.metrotransit.org/northstar. For more information about the Northstar Link Commuter Bus, which is operated by St. Cloud Metro Bus, go to www.CatchTheLink.com, or call 877.LINK.010.