MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL TRANSIT
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.
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.
Map showing Minneapolis streetcar system at its peak.
Map showing St. Paul streetcar system at its peak.
Many of today's bus routes in Minneapolis and St. Paul have histories which can be traced back to streetcars, and even horse cars.
Several transit routes evolved from services provided by independent operators in various suburbs.
Streetcars operated in Minneapolis and St. Paul until 1954.
Buses have operated in Minneapolis and St. Paul since 1925.
The various carhouses in Minneapolis and St. Paul have been replaced with today's modern bus garages.
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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