American Boulevard (Metro Transit station)

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American Boulevard
American Boulevard station, January 2015.jpg
American Boulevard station in 2015
Location 34th Avenue South & East American Boulevard
Coordinates 44°51′31″N 93°13′23″W / 44.85873°N 93.22314°W / 44.85873; -93.22314Coordinates: 44°51′31″N 93°13′23″W / 44.85873°N 93.22314°W / 44.85873; -93.22314
Owned by Metro Transit
Line(s)
Platforms Side platforms (split)
Connections None
Construction
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened December 12, 2009
Services
Preceding station   Metro Transit   Following station
toward Target Field
Blue Line

American Boulevard is a light rail station in Bloomington, Minnesota at the intersection of 34th Avenue South and American Boulevard, just south of Interstate 494. It is the only station on the Blue Line to have a split design where the northbound platform is on the opposite end of the intersection from the southbound platform. It is an infill station, that was built after the rest of the line had been completed. It was included in the original plans for the Blue Line, but was shelved when extra costs incurred caused plans for the Mall of America station to change. The station had a dedication ceremony for construction workers on December 9, 2009 and opened on December 12, 2009.

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