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 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.
Green & Blue Line service is currently running as usual between US Bank Stadium and Union Depot/MOA. We are working to provide replacement bus service between US Bank Stadium & Target Field due to train off tracks. Use Route 3 as alternative in meantime: https://t.co/EiN3g10IH7— Metro Transit (@MetroTransitMN) November 30, 2017
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.