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March 12, 2014

Bugs in Minn. Metro’s rail alert system irk riders

Riders say the electronic alerts for the Northstar Commuter line are often uninformative and arrive too late to be useful. A spokesman for Metro Transit says the system is still in beta testing and was rolled out before it was truly ready when delays on the line became frequent.


January 23, 2014

Minn. Metro Transit ridership surpasses 81 million in 2013

The Northstar Commuter Rail line had a particularly strong year, with ridership up more than 12%.


September 25, 2013

Minneapolis' Northstar commuter adds Wi-Fi

The “cab car” of each train will be marked with graphics inside and out that designate it as the location for free customer Wi-Fi access.


December 10, 2009

Minn.'s Northstar ridership passes 33,000 in 15 days

Metro Transit said it has has leased a locomotive from the Utah Transit Authority. The locomotive, which will be the sixth in the Northstar fleet, currently is en route to the Big Lake, Minn., maintenance base. It will enhance long-term service reliability and ease maintenance pressures.


November 16, 2009

1,207 customers board Minn. Northstar on first day

Assuming morning riders return home this afternoon, first-day totals will reach 2,414 rides, 70 percent of average weekday ridership expected during the first year.


August 28, 2009

Fares established for Northstar rail system

Northstar is the region's first commuter-rail line and is expected to carry 3,400 riders each weekday during its first year of operation. As the service and market matures, ridership is expected to grow to 4,100 weekday rides.


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