Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Work on the Blue Line

Metro Transit shutdown the south end of the rail line last weekend. They replaced rail ties on the curve between 28th Ave Station and MOA. A traction power substation was installed at MOA.

On Hiawatha Avenue, City of Minneapolis is installing new sensors and control units should better sync traffic signal cycles with light-rail trains causing detours on Hiawatha Avenue

Metro Transit is also installing  GO- TO card readers at the end of the platforms on Ceder-Riverside, Franklin Station, 38th Ave Station.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

LRV 202

I got off work this morning and found LRV 202 sitting outside the maintenance bays

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Siemens S70 LRV #201

UPDATE: Here is  Facts about Central Corridor LRVs (pdf) and  Photos from the LRV unveiling from Metropolitan Council website.

Here some pictures I took with my cell phone camera:
LRV 201 waiting between Warehouse Station and Target Field Station

LRV 104 and LRV 201

Repainted LRV 104

Bike rack next to the handicap space

operating cab

Shake, Rattle and Rolling

Found this on You Tube

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Camera Takes a Dump

I went to the revealing of the new Siemens S70 at Target Field. I was ready to take videos and pictures when my camera did not work :(

So I went to the revealing watching other people taking pictures and I only had my cheap cell phone.It maybe a while before I get a new one. If anyone can suggest a camera for about  $200 I would love to hear your suggestions

Monday, October 8, 2012

Siemens S70 LRV Revealed

Siemens S70 will be revealed to the public on Wednesday Oct. 10, 2012 at Target Field Station. The new Siemens S70 LRV # 201 and the repainted Bombardier Flexity Swift LRV # 104 will pull in to the station at 1:30 pm. The LRVs will be painted in the new METRO brand.

Metropolitan Council Chair Susan Haigh will be on hand with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, St Paul and Minneapolis mayors, and commissioner from Ramsey and Hennepin counties.