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More North American light rail expansion

Having made a successful start from its opening in June this year Minneapolis will see the opening of the second section over the coming weekend giving a new service from Downtown to five Bloomington-area stations including the Mall of America and the airport. The four-mile extension includes the airport's Humphrey (Charter) Terminal Station and the 28th Avenue Station just south of I-494. A 600-space park+ ride lot will open at 82nd Street & 28th Avenue South in Bloomington.

The Service will be free over the inaugural weekend with normal fares starting Monday 6 December. Travel will be free between the two airport stations.

This follows a month in which rail transit in the USA has seen success in several ballot initiatives including authorization of significant light rail transit system expansions in Denver and Phoenix.

30 November 2004


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