Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hiawatha LRT Will be Closed Aug. 7-10

Portion of Hiawatha Line to be closed Aug. 7-10
Route 55 buses will replace trains between Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue Station and Fort Snelling Station from 11 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, through 3:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, due to construction.
Buses will operate more frequently than trains, but bus trips will take longer than train rides. Customers should plan accordingly. Metro Transit staff will be on hand at key train stations to direct customers to replacement bus service. Signs also will give instructions on where to catch Route 55 buses.
In addition, Franklin Avenue Station and 46th Street Station will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7. Trains will pass through stations during this time, but customers will be unable to board or leave trains at those stations.
This service interruption will allow workers to perform maintenance on the edges of the platforms at Franklin Avenue and 46th Street stations.
Customers headed to or from Franklin Avenue Station should use Route 55 buses that will travel between Franklin Avenue and Cedar-Riverside stations. Customers headed to or from 46th Street Station should use Route 55 buses that will travel between 46th Street and 50th Street stations.
In addition to the paver maintenance project, construction crews are lengthening rail platforms at stations to accommodate three-car trains. Crews are also continuing to work at rail/roadway intersections to upgrade the signaling system.
To learn of any last-minute changes, call the rail maintenance hotline at 612-373-3333, option 6.
Get more details
here about Hiawatha Line construction projects.
Thank you for your patience.

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