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.