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METRO Green Line (formerly Central Corridor)

The METRO Green Line runs from downtown Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul through the heart of campus along Washington Avenue. There are three stations on the U of M campus: West Bank, East Bank and Stadium Village.

The METRO Green Line officially opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 14.

Community celebrations will take place at nine stations along the Green Line throughout the day on June 14, and attendees can ride any Metro Transit service – buses, METRO lines and Northstar commuter trains – for free on Saturday and Sunday, June 14 & 15. Free Green Line buses will provide frequent supplemental service between stations.

See all of the fun that's planned for Opening Day!


Light-rail fares are the same as Metro Transit bus fares (drivers do not carry change). Trains do not have fare boxes. Riders must pay before boarding.

U-Pass and Metropass holders must touch their pass to the Go-To reader adjacent to the ticket machine at the rail station. Be prepared to show your pass and (student) ID to the fare inspector if asked.

Transfers are valid between bus and rail if used within 2½ hours. Express or rush hour charges may be applicable and must be paid in cash.

Trains will operate every 10 minutes during peak travel periods, with a travel time of 39 minutes between downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis.

Learn more about the Green Line.

Rush Hours
(weekdays 6-9 a.m. and 3-6:30 p.m.)
Every 10 minutes
Every 10 minutes
Every 15 minutes
Owl (1 a.m.-5 a.m.)
Once per hour
Every 10-15 minutes
Sunday / Holiday
Every 10-15 minutes
Note: These times are average and may apply only to the main portion of the route. Refer to the schedule for details.

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