Ramsey station (Metro Transit)

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Ramsey
Northstar Line Ramsey station.jpg
Ramsey just after opening in 2012.
Location7550 Sunwood Dr.
Ramsey, MN 55303
Coordinates45°13′55″N 93°27′42″W / 45.23187°N 93.46157°W / 45.23187; -93.46157Coordinates: 45°13′55″N 93°27′42″W / 45.23187°N 93.46157°W / 45.23187; -93.46157
Line(s)
PlatformsSide platforms
Tracks2
Connections852, 887F (Fridays only)
Construction
Parking800 spaces
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedNovember 14, 2012[1]
Traffic
115 daily boardings, 230 total passengers (based on previous bus service)[1]
Services
Preceding station Metro Minnesota icon.svg Metro Transit Following station
Elk River
towards Big Lake
Northstar Line
Route 888
Anoka
towards Target Field

Ramsey is a commuter rail station along the Northstar Line in Ramsey, Minnesota, approximately 35 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. It is the first infill station on the route, fitting between stations in Elk River and Anoka. Those stations opened when Northstar began service on November 16, 2009, while Ramsey opened just over three years later on November 14, 2012. The station is located next to Ramsey's city hall at The COR (formerly known as Ramsey Town Center), a transit-oriented development next to the line. Construction on the station began on March 27, 2012,[2] and was completed on November 8;[3] the station was opened on November 14.[4][5][6] The commuter rail service replaced the Ramsey Star Express commuter bus (route 856) that connected the city to Minneapolis.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bill Hudson (November 13, 2012). "New Northstar rail station opens in Ramsey". WCCO. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. ^ "Groundbreaking on Ramsey Northstar Station Starts Construction". Retrieved March 29, 2012.
  3. ^ Sakry, Tammy (October 27, 2012). "Ramsey station will be ready for Northstar service Nov. 14". ABC Newspapers.com. ECM Publishers. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  4. ^ Hudson, Bill (November 13, 2012). "New Northstar Rail Station Opens In Ramsey". CBS Minnesota. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  5. ^ Tammy Sakry (November 11, 2011). "Ramsey to celebrate new rail station Nov. 16". abcnewspapers.com. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
  6. ^ "Ride Northstar from Ramsey Station starting Nov. 14!". metrotransit.org. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
  7. ^ Peter Bodley (August 17, 2011). "Ramsey rail dollars in place". abcnewspapers.com. Retrieved November 13, 2011.

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