TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN MINNESOTA

TWIN CITIES AREA


TWIN CITIES/HISTORIC DETAIL

Route History
Minneapolis Streetcar Map
St. Paul Streetcar Map
Streetcar Roster
Classic Bus Roster
Car Houses/Bus Garages


Minneapolis/St. Paul

Horse Car
1875-1892 - Minneapolis Street Railway Co.
1879-1891 - operated steam dummy

Horse Car
1872-1877 - St. Paul Street Railway Co.
1877-1892 - St. Paul City Railway Co.
1887-1898 - operated cable cars

1889-1892 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1892-1962 - Twin City Rapid Transit Co.
1921 - buses introduced
1954 - streetcars discontinued

1962-1970 - Twin City Lines

Anoka

Horse Car
1884-1896 - Anoka Street Railway Co.

Stillwater

1889-1894 - Stillwater Street Railway Co.
1894-1897 - Stillwater Electric Railway Co.

1899-1932 - Twin Cities Rapid Transit Co.
1932 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - St. Croix Bus Co.
Prior to 1988 - Valley Transit Co.

Fridley

1908-1924 - Electric Short Line Railway
1924-1932 - Minnesota Western Railroad Co.
1932 - streetcars discontinued

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1970)
Metro Transit

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
St. Paul-Hastings
1914-1928 - St. Paul Southern Electric Railway Co.

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Minneapolis-Anoka
1915-1939 - Minneapolis Anoka & Cuyana Range Railway Co.

Replacement interurban bus service eventually operated by Metro Transit

Historic suburban/interurban bus lines:
Northland Greyhound Lines


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