Friday, July 10, 2009

Northstar Update to Metropolitan Council

Northstar Commuter Rail Line Update - July 2009
Ed Byers, operations chief for the Northstar commuter rail line, provided an update on the line, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2009.
Byers showed photos of the locomotives and passenger cars that have been delivered, and said testing has begun on the 40-mile line that will operate on BNSF tracks between downtown Minneapolis and Big Lake. The Northstar line is part of the network of bus and rail “transitways” called for in the Metropolitan Council’s 2030 Transportation Policy Plan.
While watching the video, you may also view his slide presentation (pdf).

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