Central (Metro Transit station)

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Central[1][2]
Saint Paul Green Line Central Station.jpg
Image of the Green Line Central Station in 2017
Coordinates 44°56′46.12″N 93°5′31.88″W / 44.9461444°N 93.0921889°W / 44.9461444; -93.0921889Coordinates: 44°56′46.12″N 93°5′31.88″W / 44.9461444°N 93.0921889°W / 44.9461444; -93.0921889
Owned by Metro Transit
Line(s)
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Regular routes: 3, 16, 21, 53, 54, 61, 62, 63, 64, 67, 68, 70, 71, 74, 75, 94. Express/peak limited-stop routes: 262, 265, 275, 294, 350, 351, 353, 361, 364, 417, 480, 484, 489, 860[1]
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone Downtown Saint Paul
History
Opened June 14, 2014
Traffic
Passengers (projected 2030) 1,130[1]
Services
Preceding station   Metro Transit   Following station
toward Target Field
Green Line
Terminus

Central[1] (formerly known as 4th & Cedar until November 2011)[2] is a light rail station along the Green Line in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It is unique among Central Corridor stations in that it is not located in the middle of or directly adjacent to a road, but rather at a 45° angle to surrounding streets like the Downtown East/Metrodome Station on the Blue Line. It is located on the block bounded by 5th Street, Minnesota Street, 4th Street, and Cedar Street.

Utility relocation construction work began along 4th Street in August 2009, well before the Green Line had received final funding or approval.[3] Construction along Cedar Street, including demolition of the former Bremer Bank building on the block began in 2011.[4] A skyway through the Bremer building was closed for much of the year but reopened on November 1st, 2011.[5] The station opened along with the rest of the line on June 14, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Central Station". Central Corridor. Metropolitan Council. Archived from the original on March 9, 2012. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Making Tracks" (PDF). Central Corridor. Metropolitan Council. November 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 9, 2012. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ Laura Yuen (August 20, 2010). "St. Paul's Lowertown dealing with light rail construction headaches". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved September 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Central Corridor LRT construction schedule at a glance". Central Corridor. Metropolitan Council. July 20, 2010. Archived from the original on September 24, 2010. Retrieved September 18, 2010. 
  5. ^ Richard Chin (November 2, 2011). "St. Paul skyway link over Fifth Street open again". Pioneer Press. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 

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