The proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit (LRT) line is a high-frequency train that will connect downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie through St. Louis Park, Hopkins and Minnetonka. The Southwest LRT line will connect to other rail lines (Hiawatha, Central and Northstar) and high-frequency bus routes in downtown Minneapolis, providing access to the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, Mall of America, the State Capitol and downtown St. Paul. Five transit stations are proposed to be located in Eden Prairie.
Locally Preferred Alternative Visualization
The Southwest LRT project prepared a narrated visualization of the Locally Preferred Alternative in 2012, showing an aerial view of a journey from Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis along the proposed route. Final route selection is dependent on the outcome of preliminary engineering and the environmental review process.
To learn more about the project please visit southwesttransitway.org.