Six light-rail transit stations in Mpls. closing for the weekend

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 15, 2012 - 7:31 PM
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jmusielewiczNov. 15, 12 9:47 AM

Hmmm...granted that is low traffic but doesn't that mean alternative routes won't work either--like buses? Waaa..how am I going to get to work...work..work..work..that is what is important!! The city can't do this!! Public transportation--you just cain't trust it!!

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cargillmexNov. 15, 1210:29 AM

How are they gonna get the drugs distributed without the train?

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teddygNov. 15, 1210:40 AM

Geez, will they finally finish the intersection of these two lines. It's now been 14 month since they started on this and closed the main bikepath to downtown. Bikes have been rerouted onto a scary, unlit street and sidewalk Similar rail line intersections take a few weeks to complete. This should be no big deal. Get 'er done.

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xyz123qNov. 15, 1212:49 PM

Minneapolis must be running low on revenue from the ramps and meters.

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Smokey48Nov. 16, 1212:10 AM

Sure, why not close the LRT on the weekends. MNDOT closes most of our freeways every weekend so the MTC can join the club. I basically try to get everything like errands done before the weekend because I've had it with the closures. Good for the economy isn't it?

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twincitizen1Nov. 16, 12 2:23 PM

Jeez, calm down folks. This should be the final weekend closure. Welding the two lines together with track switches and crossovers and other complex equipment is no small feat. I'd rather they take their time and do it right, rather than find problems in 2014 when the Green Line is running. They've been able to work only on weekends when there are not major sporting events in town. Were it not for Twins games all summer, this probably would've been completed months ago. It can also been seen as a teaching moment for all of the 'train only' type riders that buses aren't so scary after all.

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