Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

February 11, 2016

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Northern Lights Express project to hold open houses in late February/early March

Scheduled in Fridley, Duluth, Cambridge and Hinckley

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Northern Lights Express project will host four open houses in late February and early March in Fridley, Duluth, Cambridge and Hinckley, locations near the proposed NLX passenger stations.

The public is invited to learn about estimated project costs, benefits, ridership and service plans. The meetings will provide opportunities to review the station location design concepts and learn about the Tier 2 Project Level environmental review phase and next steps. Project staff will answer questions and provide feedback in an open house format with no formal presentation scheduled. The open houses will be held at the following times and locations:

Twin Cities
(Minneapolis/Coon Rapids stations)
Wednesday, Feb. 24
6 – 8 p.m.
Fridley Community Center
6085 7th Street NE, Fridley

Twin Ports
(Duluth/Superior stations)
Thursday, Feb. 25 6 – 8 p.m.
Duluth Depot
506 Michigan Street West, Duluth

Monday, Feb. 29
6 – 8 p.m.
Cambridge City Center Mall
140 Buchanan St. North, Cambridge

Thursday, March 3
6 – 8 p.m.
Hinckley Finlayson High School
201 Main St. East, Hinckley


The Northern Lights Express is a proposed intercity passenger rail project to provide high-speed rail service between Minneapolis and Duluth. The project would operate on approximately 152 miles of existing BNSF railway track.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is managing the NLX Project in consultation with the Federal Railroad Administration and with cooperation from the Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior Passenger Rail Alliance, Wisconsin Department of Transportation and local communities. For more information: www.mndot.gov/nlx.

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