46th Street station (Metro Transit)

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46th Street
Metro Minnesota icon.svg Metro light rail station
Mall of America southbound.jpg
The southbound platform at the 46th Street Station.
Location3660 46th Street East
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Coordinates44°55′15″N 93°13′12″W / 44.9207°N 93.2199°W / 44.9207; -93.2199Coordinates: 44°55′15″N 93°13′12″W / 44.9207°N 93.2199°W / 44.9207; -93.2199
Owned byMetro Transit
Line(s)Metro Minnesota icon.svg  Blue Line 
Metro Minnesota icon.svg  A Line 
PlatformsSide platforms
ConnectionsMetro Transit routes: 7, 9, 46 and 74
MVTA routes 436 and 446
Disabled accessYes
OpenedJune 26, 2004
Preceding station Metro Minnesota icon.svg Metro Following station
38th Street Blue Line 50th Street/Minnehaha Park
Terminus A Line 46th Street & Minnehaha
toward Rosedale

46th Street station is a light rail station on the METRO Blue Line in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This station is located on the northwest corner of the intersection of 46th Street and Minnesota State Highway 55 (Hiawatha Avenue), in the Ericsson neighborhood. This is a side-platform station. Service began at this station when the Blue Line opened on June 26, 2004.

46th Street Station is one of the main bus interchanges on the Blue Line in Minneapolis. Buses serving south Minneapolis and St. Paul serve the station's bus interchange. A bus rapid transit line, called the A Line, began operating on Snelling Avenue in June 2016, beginning its route at 46th Street Station; the line also connects to the Green Line at Snelling Avenue and University Avenue.[1]


From 46th Street Station there are direct bus connections to the A Line and routes 7, 9, 46 and 74, and Minnesota Valley Transit Authority routes 436 and 446.[2] HourCar, a local carsharing program, has a solar-powered charging station at 46th Street for the organization's fleet of plug-in Toyota Priuses.[3] The Hiawatha LRT Trail, which runs along much of the METRO Blue Line route, provides connection for bicyclists to reach East Minnehaha Parkway and Minnehaha Park.


  1. ^ Moore, Janet (June 10, 2016). "Rapid buses begin rolling Saturday on St. Paul's Snelling Avenue". Star Tribune. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "46th Street Station". Metro Transit. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
  3. ^ Brooks Suzukamo, Leslie (October 23, 2008). "HourCar unveils solar charging hub". St. Paul Pioneer Press. Retrieved May 10, 2013.

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