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Monday, September 28, 2009

Minnesota's Northstar commuter rail update

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Revenue service testing for both the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit line extension and Northstar Commuter Rail will begin in mid-October. The trains will run on the regular schedule, but will not yet be available to the public. Northstar and LRT extension service will begin on Monday, Nov. 16.

In downtown Minneapolis, LRT and Northstar system testing continued continues. Punchlist work is ongoing at the Northstar and LRT stations.

Punchlist work continues at the suburban stations this week.

In Fridley, Minn., all concrete pours for the site, including sidewalks on the west side, are completed. Installation of station platform pavers continued will be completed the week of Sept. 28. Installation of roof decking is complete. Painting of the steel on the station platform and the east and west entrances continued this week and is scheduled to continue next week after glass installation occurs. Electrical work in the tunnel continues. As does work on the elevators. Paving and striping of both the east and west parking lots is complete. Installation of the irrigation system on the east and west sides has begun. Landscape planting on the east and west sides continues.

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