MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL TRANSIT


METRO TRANSIT INFORMATION

Official Web site of Metro Transit.

In 1970, Metro Transit became responsible for all transit lines in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The last streetcars ran in 1954, although in 2004 a new light rail system opened south of downtown Minneapolis, to the airport and the Mall of America.


MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL TRANSIT HISTORY

Street railways began operating in St. Paul in 1872, and in Minneapolis in 1875. In 1892, the street railways in both cities were unified into the Twin City Rapid Transit Co.


MINNEAPOLIS STREETCAR MAP

Map showing Minneapolis streetcar system at its peak.


ST. PAUL STREETCAR MAP

Map showing St. Paul streetcar system at its peak.


TRANSIT ROUTES - PAST AND PRESENT

Many of today's bus routes in Minneapolis and St. Paul have histories which can be traced back to streetcars, and even horse cars.


SUBURBAN TRANSIT ROUTES

Several transit routes evolved from services provided by independent operators in various suburbs.


STREETCAR ROSTER

Streetcars operated in Minneapolis and St. Paul until 1954.


BUS ROSTER

Buses have operated in Minneapolis and St. Paul since 1925.


TRANSIT FACILITIES

The various carhouses in Minneapolis and St. Paul have been replaced with today's modern bus garages.


BUS PHOTOS


LINKS

Trainsnet

Minnesota Transportation Museum


Some information for this page is from the book "The Electric Railways Of Minnesota", by Russell R. Olson, and from "Twin City Rapid Transit Pictorial", by Alan R. Lind.


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