Fort Snelling (Metro Transit station)
- Fort Snelling (Metro Transit station)
address=6053 Minnehaha Avenue
line=rail color box|system=MNMT|line=Hiawatha
opened=June 26, 2004
Fort Snelling is a light rail station on the Hiawatha Line on Fort Snelling in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota. It is the eleventh stop southbound.
This station is located on Minnehaha Avenue, adjacent to the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building and diagonally across from the Army Reserve campus and the main entrance to the Air National Guard station. This is a center-platform station. Service began at this station when the Hiawatha Line opened on June 26, 2004. At that time, this was the southern terminus of the Hiawatha Line. The remainder of the line, south of this station, opened on December 4, 2004.
This station is the site of the largest park and ride facility on the Hiawatha Line. There are now two parking lots, making a total of about 975 spaces available to commuters.
Just north of this station the Hiawatha Line crosses the interchange of Minnesota State Highway 55 and Minnesota State Highway 62 on a flyover. Just south of this station, the line has a central track which was used primarily for the LRVs to switch tracks when this station acted as the terminus of the line.
Notable places nearby
* Bishop Henry Whipple Federal ("GSA") Building
* [http://www.mnhs.org/places/sites/hfs/history.html Fort Snelling Historical Site]
* Fort Snelling State Park
* Campuses/facilities for the Minnesota Air National Guard; the Army Reserve, the Air Force Reserve, and the Navy/Marine Corps/Coast Guard Reserve.
* [http://www.metrocouncil.org/transportation/lrt/stations/FortSnelling.htm Metropolitan Council: Fort Snelling Station]
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