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August 14, 2015

Northstar Link Commuter Bus to Serve All Vikings Home Games

Aug. 14, 2015. ST. CLOUD — Northstar Commuter Rail  and Northstar Link Commuter Bus will provide service for all Minnesota Vikings pre-season and regular season home games at TCF Bank Stadium.

To get to the game:

·         Catch the Northstar Link Bus from St. Cloud or Becker to the Northstar train in Big Lake.

·         Ride the train until the end of the line at Target Field Station, where you can make an easy – and FREE – transfer to a METRO Green Line train for service to TCF Bank Stadium.

·         Travel time from St. Cloud to TCF Bank Stadium is just over two hours. This includes time for fare purchase and transfers. Using public transportation will get you to the game in time for some pre-game activities.

For the return trip:

·         Ride a westbound METRO Green Line train to Target Field Station. Green line has frequent departures.

·         For Saturday 7 pm games, a northbound Northstar Rail train will depart Target Field Station 90 minutes after game ends. For Sunday noon games, a northbound train will depart Target Field Station at
4:55 pm.

·         The Northstar Link bus will meet the train in Big Lake and will serve all stops.

Separate fares are required for the Northstar Bus and the Northstar Train. The cost to ride Northstar Link between St. Cloud and Big Lake is $2. Between Becker and Big Lake is $1. Fares for Northstar train from Big Lake to Target Field station ranges between $5.25 on weekend and $6.00 for weekday. Roundtrip Family Passes are also available from Metro Transit for travel on Northstar train.

Information about Northstar Commuter Rail service for Vikings games:

Information about Northstar Link Commuter Bus service:

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About the Northstar Link Commuter Bus

Northstar Link provides commuter bus service that meets trains at Northstar Big Lake Station seven days each week, except some holidays.  On Fridays, the bus offers a midday roundtrip between St. Cloud and downtown Minneapolis. Northstar Link is operated by Metro Bus with financial support from Northstar Corridor Development Authority, Sherburne and Stearns Counties. Learn more at or call 877.LINK.010.



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