Green Line LRT will indeed get you home after bar close time [NEW TIME-LAPSE VIDEO]


It might not get you there as quickly as you'd like (at least at first), but the recently released opening day schedule for Green Line LRT indicates the train will indeed take you home after you close down the bar.

Though the initial plan was for trains to only run until about 1 a.m., Metro Transit apparently reconsidered and beefed up service. Both during the week and on weekends, trains depart Target Field for Union Depot and vice versa at least once an hour throughout the night and into the wee hours of the morning.

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To check out the full schedule for yourself, click here.

Curious what the route looks like? In December, we shared a cool time-lapse video put together by a St. Paul photographer who walked all the way from Lowertown to downtown Minneapolis and (literally) took photos every step of the way. Yesterday, Metro Transit got into the act and released a similar video of its own, only this one was shot from a train, has a soundtrack, and includes a cool Minneapolis skyline scene (featuring, probably not coincidentally, cars stuck in traffic on I-94).

Without further ado, here it is:

After years of construction, the general public will finally be able to ride the $957 million train in just a couple weeks' time. Service begins June 14.

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