THE GS TRAM SITE
MINNEAPOLIS - ST.PAUL
MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES
14 June 2014
The twin cities after the opening of the Green Line.
MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL
NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
SALT LAKE CITY
SEATTLE - TACOMA
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LIGHT RAIL ROUTE
Operator: Metro Transit
||METRO Blue Line
||Target Field Station – 5th St. S – Hiawatha Ave. – Fort Snelling – Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport – Mall of America
||METRO Green Line
||Target Field Station – 5th St. S – Washington Bridge - University Ave. - St. Paul Union Depot
The route designations B and G are for convenience only, and are not used by the operator.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Horse-powered: St. Paul: July 1872 - 1892; Minneapolis: 2 Sept. 1875 - 1892.
- Electric: Minneapolis: 24 Dec. 1889 - 19 June 1954; St. Paul: 22 Feb. 1890 - 31 Oct. 1953.
- Light rail: 26 June 2004 - today.
The Minnesota Streetcar Museum runs historic Minneapolis - St. Paul streetcars at two museum locations:
adjacent to Lake Harriet in SW Minneapolis and at Excelsior, 15 miles (24 km) west of Minneapolis.
- Carter, J.M. "Minnesota: Streetcar named conspire", Tramways & Urban Transit, Nov. 2003 (66: 791), p.413-415.
- Diers, J.W. & Isaacs, A. Twin City Trolley: The streetcar era in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minneapolis & London: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.
- Simons, V. "Minneapolis - St. Paul: Reconnecting the Twin Cities", Tramways & Urban Transit, Sept. 2014 (77: 921), p.362-367.
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