West Bank (Metro Transit station)
West Bank station under construction
|Connections||Regular routes: 2, 3, 7, 16, 22, 121, 122, 144.
University of Minnesota commuter routes: 111, 113, 114, 115, 118, 152, 252, 272, 355U, 460, 465, 579, 652, 680, 685, 690, 695, 697, 698, 699, 789.
|Owned by||Metro Transit|
|Passengers (projected 2030)||1,170 per weekday|
West Bank is a light rail station under construction along the Green Line in Minneapolis on the West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota. Construction in the vicinity began in 2010, and the station is expected to open with the rest of the line in 2014. It will be the westernmost station to be only served by Green Line trains. The next station to the west, Downtown East/Metrodome, has been served by the Blue Line since it opened in 2004. According to a preliminary engineering draft from June 2010, the new station will be located west of the Washington Avenue Bridge, extending from Cedar Avenue to slightly east of 19th Avenue. Because the station will be in a sunken corridor, stairways and elevators may be installed at Cedar and/or 19th Avenues to reach the platform.
The station will be located on Hennepin County Road 122, an unsigned continuation of Washington Avenue. Washington Avenue originally ran straight east-west across the Mississippi River when the first bridge for the road was built in 1884. However, the current bridge was constructed in the 1960s at a slight angle to the southwest, causing Washington Avenue to became discontinuous. Washington Avenue itself is located a block to the north, and has its eastern terminus on the West Bank at 19th Avenue, leading into the University of Minnesota Law School.
- "West Bank Station". Central Corridor. Metropolitan Council. Retrieved November 10, 2011.[dead link]
- "Central Corridor light rail illustrated plans". Central Corridor. Metropolitan Council. June 28, 2010. Retrieved September 16, 2010.[dead link]
- Proposed station art[dead link]
- Illustration of the LRT line between Interstate 35W and 19th Avenue, showing the location on the West Bank station[dead link]
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