St. Paul Subdivision

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BNSF Railway
St. Paul Subdivision
Midway Subdivision
11.4 mi University AvenueMidway Subdivision
9.8 East Minneapolis
7.9 Park JunctionMinnesota Commercial Railway
6.7 Union Junctionto Midway Subdivision
NP Como Shops (Bandana Square)
2.3 Canadian Pacific/Soo Line St. Paul Sub
1.3 Mississippi Street
west to BNSF Midway Sub and east to UP Altoona Sub
430.0 Seventh Street
429.7 Division Street
429.1 Hoffman Avenueto CP Merriam Park Sub
428.3 Daytons Bluff
426.7 Oakland
422.2 Newport
410.5 St. Croixto CP River Subdivision
to BNSF St. Croix Subdivision

The St. Paul Subdivision or St. Paul Sub is an 30.9-mile (49.7 km) railway line running from Minneapolis through neighboring Saint Paul, Minnesota and on into Saint Paul's southeastern suburbs along the Mississippi River. It is a segment of BNSF Railway's Northern Transcon which runs from Chicago, Illinois to Seattle, Washington. Between Minneapolis and Saint Paul themselves, this route runs on former Northern Pacific Railway trackage, and now forms the northern set of BNSF tracks running between the two cities. The companion route running slightly to the south is the Midway Subdivision,[1] though the St. Paul Subdivision is the busier set of tracks, hosting about 59 trains per day as of April 2009. It is the second-busiest rail line in the state, after the segment of the Staples Subdivision between Fridley and Coon Rapids.[2]


  1. ^ Don Winter. "University to Westminster". Retrieved June 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations (April 2009). "Twin Cities Area Freight Railroad Map" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 1, 2010.