The Light Rail System

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The Light Rail system is a new transit system built in the city only a few years ago. Many of our guests still aren’t aware of how convenient the light rail system can be for traveling from the airport to the hotel and around downtown in general.

When traveling from the airport to the hotel you can catch the light rail directly from your terminal! You do not even have to switch trains; the line will take you directly into downtown Minneapolis. You only need to exit the train at the Nicollet Mall exit. From the exit you want to turn left on Nicollet Mall, walk up two blocks and turn right on to 7th. The Marriott Hotel will be directly in front of you!

The light rail is always a cheaper option, rates range from $2.25 during rush hour (6-9am and 3-6:30pm) to $1.75 all other times. When traveling with in the downtown zone, which can take you to the Metrodome from the hotel, the rate is only 50 cents!! You can buy your passes at the kiosks on any train platform.

The Light Rail is also a clean, smooth ride.  From one end of the line to the other the ride takes about 35 minutes, from the airport to the Hotel it is about 25 minutes.

Train service:

Rush Hours (6am-9am & 3pm-6pm): Every 7 1/2 minutes

9am- 3pm: Every 10 minutes

6:30- 9pm: Every 15 minutes

9pm-1am & 4am-6am: Every 30 minutes

 

for more information see: http://www.metrotransit.org/rail

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Published in: on June 12, 2009 at 9:35 pm  Leave a Comment