MINNEAPOLIS - Buses temporarily replaced trains for a section of the Metro Transit Blue and Green light rail lines in downtown Minneapolis after a derailment Thursday.

The light rail train left the tracks shortly after 11 a.m. not far from Minneapolis City Hall. 

The train went off the tracks not far from City Hall, halting service between U.S. Bank Stadium and Target Field. Metro Transit said Green and Blue Line service ran as usual between US Bank Stadium and Union Depot/MOA. Buses were brought in to cover the gap in the transit lines.

Metro Transit shared bus boarding maps for the service outage on its website. Spokesman Howie Padilla said neither the train nor the tracks were seriously damaged. Service was eventually repaired Thursday evening.