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Nicollet-Central Modern Streetcar

On October 4, 2013, the Minneapolis City Council approved a resolution recommending that the locally preferred alternative for the Nicollet-Central Transit Corridor be modern streetcar running between Lake Street and 8th Street SE on Nicollet Avenue, Nicollet Mall, Hennepin Avenue, 1st Avenue NE and Central Avenue, using the Hennepin Avenue Bridge to cross the Mississippi River.

The project is estimated to cost approximately $200 million and carry over 9,000 daily riders.  The project would be funded in part through the value capture district that the City of Minneapolis established for the project in June 2013; other federal, regional and local funds were also be pursued.

The decision followed over a year of technical analysis and public engagement through the Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives Study.  

In 2014, the City of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council worked together to do further planning for the project, including completing an Environmental Assessment for the project. 

What modern streetcar might look like...

nicollet streetcar new

Note: Photo renderings are for illustrative purposes and do not represent actual designs or stop locations.

Where modern streetcar would operate...


Note:  Station/Stop locations are approximate and will be refined through further design and engineering.



Last updated Apr 16, 2019



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