Minneapolis prepares for the ‘most transit-reliant Super Bowl ever played’

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The Twin Cities’ light rail system, which began operating in 2004, generally accounts for about 13% of Metro Transit’s total ridership — but it will be the transportation star on game day. “For most of the locations into U.S. Bank, we are sequestering the rail line” and pulling nearly all of the trains out of normal service to provide direct service to the game from two starting points, Benedict said. “All that we’ll be transporting by train will be ticket holders who also have in their possession this Metro Transit electronic ticket on their smart phones.”

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