For about the first half-year of its existence -- the
briefest blip in the ultimate history of the Hiawatha Line --
terminated at Fort Snelling, the twelfth station to the south on the
original route. A large,
park-and-ride lot there has been a convenience for many commuters from
opening day onward.
the time of this photo, a month or so after the
line started operation, construction was well underway for the rest of the route
south out to Mall of
America. The route number for the line is the same as the state
highway number for Hiawatha Ave., 55.