TKDA completed an expansion of the Hiawatha Light Rail Operations and Maintenance Facility in Minneapolis, Minnesota to serve the Green Line. The expansion provides storage and service for additional light rail vehicles for the Green Line and accommodates the existing Blue Line’s transition from two-car to three-car trains. Expansion highlights include a 43,000 SF addition to the vehicle storage building, a 16,000 SF maintenance addition, an addition to the Rail Control Center and the addition of light rail vehicle lift, hoists, cranes and a geothermal heating and cooling system. Modifications to the yard track, traction power, overhead catenary, communications and signal systems were also completed. In 2004, TKDA designed and provided construction oversight of the original Light Rail Operations and Maintenance Facility which consisted of an 115,000 SF vehicle maintenance shop and a 47,000 SF vehicle storage building. TKDA also designed the remodel of an 8,600 SF maintenance-of-way building.
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Metro Transit LRT Operations and Maintenance Facility Expansion
TKDA expands major maintenance facility to improve light rail operations