Buses Replace Trains on Section of Hiawatha This Weekend

Created: 11/17/2012 4:40 PM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen

Buses are being substituted for trains this weekend for a portion of the Hiawatha Light Rail Line while it's closed for planned construction and maintenance.

Metro Transit says Route 55 buses will be substituted between Target Field Station and Franklin Avenue Station. Light rail trains will operate normally along the rest of the line.

Route 55 schedules are similar to light rail schedules, but bus trips will take longer than train rides, Metro Transit says, so riders should plan accordingly.

The closure is set to end at 3:30 a.m. Monday.

Central Corridor construction crews will be working east of the Metrodome at the area where the new line meets the Hiawatha.

Stations closed this weekend: Target Field, Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue, Nicollet Mall, Government Plaza, Downtown East/Metrodome and Cedar-Riverside.