Trains that go clang in the night: LRT to begin after-hours tests


Metro Transit crews are going to test cars by night on the new “green line,” commonly known as the Central Corridor, light rail trains beginning Aug. 26.

That's when rail vehicles will test the overhead wires between Stadium Village in Minneapolis and Fry Street in St. Paul, reports MinnPost.

The first live wire test of the green line happened late July from the West Bank to the Stadium Village area, reports WCCO-TV.

The eastern half of University Avenue and the remaining stops thereafter in St. Paul will undergo testing later this fall. Testing is expected to last a number of months, according to both sources.

Officials say the line between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul along University Avenue is on track to a mid-2014 opening, says MinnPost.

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