ST. CLOUD (9/30/14) – Changes in the Northstar commuter rail schedule prompted adjustments in the 887 and 887F Northstar Link commuter bus northbound schedules. These time changes are effective October 6, 2014 and should have minimal impact on riders.
The change impacts select northbound runs that meet the Northstar commuter train. The bus departure time is delayed to accommodate the later arrival of the train.
Also starting October 6, Northstar Link 887 and 887F northbound routes will stop at the Metro Bus Transit Center prior to St. Cloud State University to better accommodate connections with Metro Bus route departures.
Stearns County Commissioner Leigh Lenzmeier, chair of the Northstar Corridor Development Authority, which sponsors the Link, says 2014 has been a good year so far for the bus service.
“Link ridership for 2014 through August is up 10.4 percent over last year,” Commissioner Lenzmeier said. “People, and commuters and students in particular, have really embraced the transit connection to the Northstar train.”