First Northstar Commuter Rail Coaches Arrive
The first two Northstar Commuter Rail coaches passed through Anoka County June 8 on their way to the Northstar Vehicle Maintenance Facility in Big Lake. Sixteen additional coaches will arrive in the coming weeks from the Bombardier facility in New York. Expect to see locomotives and coaches traveling on the tracks for testing now through the start of service in November.
“After a dozen years of anticipation, it is exciting to see the first passenger car arrive,” said Anoka County Commissioner Dan Erhart, left, chair of the Northstar Corridor Development Authority. Pictured with Erhart is Jan Ruby, BNSF Superintendent of Northstar Operations.