On this day in 2004 ...

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The new light rail system in Minneapolis is unveiled to the media.

Three months in advance of the Metro Transit mass transportation service opening to the public, a ride is given from the 46th and Hiawatha stop in Minneapolis to downtown of the state's largest city.

The top speed of the train is 55 miles per hour (though travels much slower in high-traffic areas) and upon completion runs from Bloomington to downtown Minneapolis, with multiple expansions built on to include a Target Field stop and another station in Bloomington in recent years.

10 years later, the "blue line" continues to operate, while a larger light rail service, the "green line," is scheduled to open June 14. The newest addition will link the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as St. Louis Park and other suburbs.

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