Testing of light rail cars on the Central Corridor/Green Line light rail line will extend further east the week of Aug. 26, when rail vehicles will test the overhead wires between Stadium Village in Minneapolis and Fry Street in St. Paul.
The tests will be during overnight hours.
Live wire tests began on the western end of the line in July, through the University of Minnesota area, and will continue there through September.
Officials say the Green Line between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul along University Avenue is on track to a mid-2014 opening. (For the first time, I noticed their goal is now “Getting the line running before the Major League Baseball All-Star Game” at Target Field on July 15.)
Tests on the far eastern side of the line, from St. Paul’s Midway to the state Capitol, and then south to downtown St. Paul, will be conducted later in the fall.