University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

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Campus Area Stations

The Central Corridor line will pass through the heart of the Twin Cities campus,which attracts 80,000 people on a typical day. Washington Avenue is Minnesota's Research Corridor, and the hub for University residence halls, Coffman Memorial Union, the graduate and professional schools, the Institute of Technology, the University libraries, and dozens of heavily used classrooms.

The Central Corridor line will include three stations that directly serve the Twin Cities campus: the Stadium Village, East Bank, and West Bank stations.

On the east side of downtown Minneapolis at the Metrodome, the Central Corridor line will connect with the existing Hiawatha line. Heading east, the Central Corridor line will cross Interstate 35W and follow Washington Avenue as it approaches the West Bank. The line will continue over the Mississippi River on the Washington Avenue Bridge to the East Bank. Shortly afterward, the line will head east to 29th Avenue, where it will curve to realign with University Avenue and continue on to St. Paul.

Station Area Context
Spaced approximately one-half mile from each other, the three proposed LRT stations on the Minneapolis campus are as follows.

West Bank Station West Bank Station

  • Located on the western edge of campus where people arrive at the interface between campus and the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. To the west is Interstate 35W and the Metrodome; to the east is the Washington Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River.

  • See the West Bank Station drawing (PDF)

East Bank Station East Bank Station

  • Located along Washington Avenue, through the heart of the research corridor, the station will be located directly in front of the Transportation and Safety Building. A central amenity zone will create destination where people can gather.

  • See the East Bank Station drawing (PDF)
  • See the East Bank Station cross section drawing (PDF)

Stadium Village Station Stadium Village Station

  • Located at an eastern “Gateway Area” of campus, where people arrive at the interface between campus and the Stadium Village neighborhood commercial area. The station will be directly adjacent the future TCF Bank Stadium and poised at the doorstep of existing and future biomedical research facilities.

  • See the Stadium Village Station drawing (PDF)

See a large satellite map (PDF) and a satellite image (PDF) showing all three Central Corridor station locations.