Coon Rapids Riverdale (Metro Transit station)

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Coon Rapids - Riverdale
Northstar Commuter Coon Rapids Riverdale station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 3050 Northdale Boulevard NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Coordinates 45°11′28″N 93°21′5″W / 45.19111°N 93.35139°W / 45.19111; -93.35139Coordinates: 45°11′28″N 93°21′5″W / 45.19111°N 93.35139°W / 45.19111; -93.35139
Line(s)
Connections Bus routes 850, 851, 860, 887F
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 466 spaces
Other information
Opened November 16, 2009
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Services
Preceding station   Metro Transit   Following station
toward Big Lake
Northstar Line
Route 888
toward Target Field
Proposed
toward Target Field

Coon Rapids - Riverdale Station is a commuter rail station in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, located at 3050 Northdale Boulevard NW, south of the Riverdale shopping centers. It is served by the Northstar Commuter Rail line. The station features bicycle lockers and a park and ride lot with capacity for 466 vehicles. The commute time to downtown Minneapolis from this station is about 28 minutes.[1] The fare to downtown Minneapolis from this station is $3.00 at all times; the fare to and from any other station is $3.00 on weekdays and $2.50 on weekends and holidays.[2][3]

As of the station's opening in 2009, signage simply called it "Coon Rapids" or "Coon Rapids Station". A second station in the city is planned at Foley Boulevard (just north of Minnesota State Highway 610), where there is currently a bus station with a large parking ramp for park and ride service. The Foley station would then be available as a stop on the Northern Lights Express to Duluth and the proposed Bethel Corridor line, since it is less than a mile south of the Coon Creek rail junction, where the tracks split and to go toward Bethel and Duluth.

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