November 14, 2012

Rail station serving Twin Cities’ commuters opens

RAMSEY, Minn. — Commuters will now be able to use Northstar commuter rail service between Ramsey and Minneapolis instead of a bus, thanks to a new rail station that opened Wednesday. The station is the first planned transit development along Northstar’s 40-mile route between downtown Minneapolis and Big Lake, CBS Minnesota reports.

The station was originally budgeted for $13 million to construct, but came in under budget at around $11 million. Anoka County’s Regional Railroad Authority Chairman and County Commissioner Matt Look said he believes the new stop will eventually boost daily ridership by 25%. To read the full story, click here.

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