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Old May 17th, 2014, 10:43 PM   #201
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Target Field Station ( The Ingerchange) grand opening today

This one is scheduled for 3pm today

http://finance-commerce.com/2014/05/...day-rail-stop/








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Old May 20th, 2014, 03:05 AM   #202
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From Star Tribune: For Minneapolis, Southwest LRT hits deal or no-deal time April 13, 2014
So, how did that turn out?
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Old June 8th, 2014, 10:51 AM   #203
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Timelapse of cab ride on Green Line LRT. I'm glad that the line's opening will be next week:

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Old June 13th, 2014, 06:23 PM   #204
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Metro Green Line

Finally the opening day for green line is almost here. Tomarrow at 10 am. Here are some articles from Pioneer Press and MPR blog regarding the new line that is going to serve Twin Cities


http://www.twincities.com/transporta...-bright-future

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/pro...06/green-line/

http://blog.thecurrent.org/2014/06/m...the-bands-are/

http://m.bizjournals.com/twincities/...ight-rail.html




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Old June 14th, 2014, 06:22 PM   #205
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As of this morning (6/14) the METRO Green Line in now open!!
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Old June 14th, 2014, 06:32 PM   #206
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This is good news. I want video! And I want a full ride video from the driver's perspective.
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Old June 14th, 2014, 09:27 PM   #207
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Metro Green Line

Here is live streaming video from MPR building looking west towards state Capitol.

http://blog.thecurrent.org/2014/06/l...watch-it-roll/
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Old June 14th, 2014, 09:29 PM   #208
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Old June 14th, 2014, 09:50 PM   #209
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Updated map on urbanrail.net:

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Old June 15th, 2014, 09:54 AM   #210
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Metro Green Line Opening Day June 14th 2014

Pictures by Mulad on Flickr

img_8524 by Mulad, on Flickr

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img_8438-edit by Mulad, on Flickr

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And some by Ottergoose on Flickr
Green Line Opening Day in Downtown St. Paul, MN by Ottergoose, on Flickr

Green Line Opening Day at SPUD; St. Paul, MN by Ottergoose, on Flickr

Opening Day on the Green Line at Snelling and University; St. Paul, MN by Ottergoose, on Flickr

First Westbound Green Line Train near Chatsworth & University; St. Paul, MN by Ottergoose, on Flickr
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Old June 15th, 2014, 02:55 PM   #211
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Here is live streaming video from MPR building looking west towards state Capitol.

http://blog.thecurrent.org/2014/06/l...watch-it-roll/
I watched it for a few seconds, and right away saw a confused driver driving his car onto the right side track, realizing he had done something wrong and having to wait for the tram to clear the other track before he could back up.

I guess people still have to get used to it :P
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Old June 16th, 2014, 06:40 AM   #212
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Looking at the ridership stats so far, it looks like on the Green Line it might top 40,000 boardings/day, which exceeds the 2030 projections.
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Are those stats for the opening day? Those are usually far from indicative of regular workday numbers. Still, a great start.
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On the 14th and 15th it was opening weekend. So it was free..
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Old June 18th, 2014, 07:46 AM   #215
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This is good news. I want video! And I want a full ride video from the driver's perspective.
Here is a time-lapse video of the entire route produced before opening day.
http://blogs.mprnews.org/cities/2014...on-end-to-end/
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Old June 18th, 2014, 05:49 PM   #216
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Congratulations.

Congratulations.
I have been to Minnesota in 2010 and enjoyed the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis (I stayed in Eden Praire) certainly is the place I would choose to live in the United States.
Is there any project for the extension of the line after St. Paul Depot, going to the Metropolitan State University (after North, to Maplewood Mall for example )?
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Congratulations.
I have been to Minnesota in 2010 and enjoyed the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis (I stayed in Eden Praire) certainly is the place I would choose to live in the United States.
Is there any project for the extension of the line after St. Paul Depot, going to the Metropolitan State University (after North, to Maplewood Mall for example )?
The green line will be extended SW to Eden Prarie next.
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In the time-lapse video I saw the LRT's waiting at red lights quite often. Don't they have means to control the lights at crossing? This would seem to best way to increase speeds and I would have thought this would have already been the case. I mean, why else spend several millions for separate right of way, but not implement such a cheap, effective measure?
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Old June 19th, 2014, 02:01 AM   #219
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If you are referring to a timelapse video posted on the previous page, it's an old one from last fall. Signaling has been modified since then.
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Is there any project for the extension of the line after St. Paul Depot, going to the Metropolitan State University (after North, to Maplewood Mall for example )?
Potential BRT/LRT alignments to Maplewood and White Bear Lake are being studied right now.
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