NORTHSTAR COMMUTER RAIL, LINK TO SERVE TWINS HOME GAMES IN 2018

ST. CLOUD (4/2/18) –Northstar Commuter Rail and Northstar Link Commuter Bus will provide service for all Minnesota Twins baseball home games at Target Field, starting with the home opener on April 5.

Northstar Link bus service from St. Cloud and Becker is timed to connect with Northstar Line trains at the Big Lake Station. After the game, at either the scheduled departure times or 30 minutes after the end of the game, fans will be able to board the train to Big Lake where the bus will be waiting to bring them back to Becker or St. Cloud. The northbound train will leave Target Field 30 minutes after fireworks show (instead of last out) on June 1, 8 and 22; July 6 and 13; and August 3, 17 and 24.

Northstar Link bus rides cost $2.00 one-way. Northstar Line train fares are paid separately.

Game schedules and train fare information are available at metrotransit.org/Twins. Schedules for Northstar Link Bus Route 887T, which serves Minnesota Twins home games, can be found online at CatchTheLink.com and on Northstar Link buses and Northstar Line trains.

LIMITED SERVICE-Northstar Link will shut down after meeting 5 pm train tonight

ST. CLOUD (3/5/18) — Due to the extreme and worsening weather conditions, Route 887 will ONLY meet the first Northstar Commuter Rail train at 4:49 pm tonight in Big Lake. No southbound service will be provided.

“The safety of our passengers and drivers is our number one concern,” said Jim Perez, Chief Operations Officer of Metro Bus, which operates the Northstar Link. “We will do our best to get commuters home before the weather worsens as predicted by the National Weather Service.”

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Update: Northstar Link Holiday Schedule 2017

ST. CLOUD (12/7/17) — Northstar Link Route 887  will not operate on  Christmas Day, Dec. 25 and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.

Route 887 will operate a modified schedule on Dec. 26 (click on schedule below to view larger version).

Holiday 2017

Route 887 will operate as regularly scheduled on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. Route 887V will run as scheduled for the Vikings game on Dec. 31.

Northstar Link Holiday Schedule 2017

ST. CLOUD (12/7/17) — Northstar Link Route 887  will not operate on  Christmas Day, Dec. 25 and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.

Route 887 will operate as regularly scheduled on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. Route 887V will run as scheduled for the Vikings game on Dec. 31.

Northstar Link closed on Thanksgiving, modified service Friday After Thanksgiving

ST. CLOUD (11/9/17)— Northstar Link Commuter Bus (Route 887) and Northstar Commuter Rail train (Route 888)  will not operate on the Thanksgiving holiday and will run a modified schedule for the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 24.  Friday mid-day bus service to Minneapolis provided by Northstar Link Route 887F will not operate on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Regular fares apply for all routes.

On Friday, Nov. 24, a southbound Route 887 bus will depart the Metro Bus Transit Center at 3:50, 5:15, 6:15 and 11:50 am, as well as 1:45 and 3:45 pm. The northbound Route 887 bus will depart the Big Lake Northstar Station at 5:00, 6:20, and 7:20 am, as well as 1:05, 2:55 and 4:50 pm. The complete Route 888 train schedule is available at www.metrotransit.org/northstar.

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Northstar Link Friday after Thanksgiving Schedule 2017

 

Northstar Link to service all Vikings home games in 2017

ST. CLOUD (8/22/17) – Northstar Commuter Rail and Northstar Link Commuter Bus will provide service for all Minnesota Vikings home games, starting with the pre-season game on August 27. Northstar Link bus rides cost $2.00 one-way. Northstar Line train fares are paid separately.

To the game
The Northstar Link commuter bus service from St. Cloud and Becker is timed to connect with Northstar commuter train at Big Lake Station. The commuter train takes riders from Big Lake, Elk River, Ramsey, Anoka, Coon Rapids and Fridley to Target Field Station. At Target Field Station, riders can connect with METRO Blue or Green light rail lines. The METRO provides fast, frequent service straight to U.S. Bank Stadium. Transfers from the Northstar train to the METRO trains are free. U.S. Bank Stadium is the fourth stop on either line, about a 7 minute ride.

After the game
For the return trip, board any westbound METRO Blue or Green line train back to Target Station. Enter through the glass doors at Target Field Station and take the escalator to the lower level to board the Northstar train.

The Northstar train is scheduled to depart at either the scheduled departure times or one hour after the end of the game. Fans will be able to take the train to Big Lake where the bus will be waiting to bring them back to Becker or St. Cloud.

Northstar Link Bus Route 887V, which serves Minnesota Vikings home games, can be found online at CatchTheLink.com and on Northstar Link buses and Northstar Line trains.

Northstar Train Schedule: Game schedules and train fare information are available at www.metrotransit.org/vikings.

 

Northstar to serve all home MN Twins baseball games, 2017

ST. CLOUD (3/24/17) – Northstar Commuter Rail and Northstar Link Commuter Bus will provide service for all Minnesota Twins baseball home games at Target Field, starting with the home opener on April 3.

Northstar Link bus service from St. Cloud and Becker is timed to connect with Northstar Line trains at the Big Lake Station. After the game, at either the scheduled departure times or 30 minutes after the end of the game, fans will be able to board the train to Big Lake where the bus will be waiting to bring them back to Becker or St. Cloud. The northbound train will leave Target Field 30 minutes after fireworks show (instead of last out) on June 16; July 3, 7 & 21; and Aug 4 & 18.

Northstar Link bus rides cost $2.00 one-way. Northstar Line train fares are paid separately. Bus schedules are available on Northstar buses and trains as well as online.

View bus schedule: www.catchthelink.com/schedules/route-887t/.

View train schedule and fares : metrotransit.org/Twins.