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Hiawatha Light Rail Transit Line

Project Highlights

  • L.K. Comstock installed most of the systems work.
  • RailWorks Track Systems constructed the track infrastructure.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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This “new start” project featured an 11.6-mile light rail transit (LRT) line linking downtown Minneapolis with the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America.

RailWorks companies performed a range of construction services, totaling one-third of the total project value:

L.K. Comstock National Transit installed most of the systems work, including train signaling, communications, central control, traction power and the overhead catenary system.

RailWorks Track Systems installed the double-track line and the track in the maintenance yard, including dual block track through the 9,000-foot twin-bore tunnel, direct fixation track on an aerial deck, and concrete-embedded track through the downtown and the Mall of America.

Unique Features

The double-track line runs at grade and has 17 stations. RailWorks served as an exclusive subcontractor to MNTC.