Target Field light rail station opens today

Target Field Station
Target Field light rail station
Courtesy of Hennepin County

The new light rail station next to Target Field in Minneapolis opens today with a free public celebration.

Target Field Station will function as a transit hub. The station includes a platform that will serve the new Green Line trains, which start running June 14 between downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul.

"We had to add more capacity down here," said Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin. "So that's where the second platform came from."

McLaughlin said the station will also connect to future transit lines planned for the region. The opening day celebration will include music in the station's amphitheater.

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