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Three more stops along University Avenue in St. Paul set for Central Corridor light rail

St. Paul has achieved its goal of getting three more stations built on the Central Corridor light rail line.

Mayor Chris Coleman was joined today by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to announce that the three new stops will be at Western, Victoria and Hamline avenues.

It had been a sore point for many in the city that the light rail line connecting the Minneapolis and St. Paul downtowns was going to run through the heart of the University Avenue business corridor, with all the disruptions of construction and loss of parking, but only stop at one-mile intervals at Snelling Avenue, Lexington Parkway, and Dale and Rice streets.

The three new stations will make it easier to get to businesses and destinations in the city's hurting Frogtown neighborhood, although it will also add a bit more time to the cross-town trip.

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