Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Northern Lights Express

Proposed passenger rail service between Minneapolis and Duluth, MN

About this project

NLX corridor map, showing potential stops at Minneapolis, Coon Rapids, Cambridge, Hinckley, Superior WI and Duluth

NLX corridor map showing potential stops in Minneapolis, Coon Rapids-Foley, Cambridge, Hinckley, Superior, WI and Duluth.

The Northern Lights Express is a proposed high speed passenger rail project that would provide rail service between Minneapolis and Duluth. If constructed, NLX will operate on approximately 152 miles of existing BNSF rail corridor.

Public meetings

The Northern Lights Express Project will host four open houses to discuss the potential changes to railroad grade crossings in the project corridor. Railroad grade crossings are locations where a roadway crosses railroad tracks at the same level rather than crossing above or below the tracks. Meetings are scheduled in Hinckley on October 18; Cambridge on October 19; Askov on October 24; and Superior, Wisconsin on October 25. For more information, visit the meetings page, or view the meeting flyer (PDF).