Join us Saturday for the METRO Green Line opening!

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Join us Saturday for the METRO Green Line!

You're invited to attend the METRO Green Line grand opening on Saturday, June 14th! Nine stations along the METRO Green Line will host opening ceremonies and celebration events throughout the day. The official ribbon cutting ceremony will take place outside the St. Paul Union Depot, immediately in front of the Union Depot Station platform.

All Metro Transit services will be free of charge June 14th and June 15th.


Saturday, June 14th – Union Depot Schedule of Events 

Ribbon cutting ceremony
Union Depot north lawn, immediately in front of Union Depot Station LRT platform

Service on METRO Green Line begins
Note: Trains will be stationed at all nine celebration events on the morning of June 14th. Trains will begin service simultaneously at 10am.

Entertainment on MPR's The Current Stage:


Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Southside Desire

The 4onthefloor


For more information on bands, performances, vendors and food planned at all nine celebration stations, please visit or

Station-specific information can be found at the following links:

On social media? Use hashtag #metrogreenline

Regular service schedules for the METRO Green Line are available here. 
Very large crowds are expected on opening day and trains are unlikely to run on a normal service schedule. Frequent supplemental opening day bus service will operate parallel to the Green Line between LRT stations to provide additional travel options between events.

The METRO Green line was constructed with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the State of Minnesota, the Counties Transit Improvement Board, Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority, Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority, the City of St. Paul and the Metropolitan Council.

METRO Green Line opening day celebrations are funded by a partnership between the Metropolitan Council and the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative, with generous help from the following sponsors:

AFSCME Council 5
Braun Intertec
CenterPoint Energy
Central Corridor Funders Collaborative
East Metro Strong
Ford Foundation
F.R. Bigelow Foundation
Hamline University
Health Partners | Regions Hospital
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Kimley-Horn & Associates
LTK Engineering Services
Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS
Minneapolis Building and Trades Council
Minneapolis Foundation
Minnesota Twins Baseball Club
Minnesota Vikings
PCL Construction
Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Rail Systems Division
Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS
Saint Paul Building and Construction Trades Council
Saint Paul Foundation
University of St. Thomas
Xcel Energy