• SAFETY IS #1. The Metro Green Line will cover 11 miles, connecting downtown Minneapolis to downtown Saint Paul and neighborhoods in between. Now is the time to learn how to be safe around the light rail trains and tracks. Light rail safety starts with YOU!


    • Trains can come on any track, at any time, from either direction. So be sure to look both ways before crossing.
    • Trains move faster than they appear and can’t stop as quickly as a car.
    • Be alert near platforms and intersections. Loud music, headphones and mobile devices can distract you.
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    • Unlike freight trains, you might not hear a light-rail train approaching.
    • Pay attention near the tracks. Listen for horns and warning bells.
    • Look both ways before crossing the tracks by car, bicycle or on foot.
    • Never walk or play on tracks – it’s dangerous and illegal.
    • Cross tracks only in designated areas. Never bike or skateboard on the tracks.
    • Trains don’t have steering wheels and can’t swerve out of your way.
    • Never try to beat a train through a traffic light. The train is so fast, it can pass through an intersection in only a few seconds.
    • Obey all traffic signals and warning signs.