Holiday Service Schedule 2016

ST. CLOUD (11/16/16)— Northstar Link Commuter Bus will operate a holiday schedule based on the Northstar Commuter Rail train schedule. This results in no bus service for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day holidays, modified schedules for the Friday after Thanksgiving and the day after Christmas, and only Vikings service for New Year’s Day on Route 887V. Route 887F will not operate on Nov. 25, the Friday after Thanksgiving. See the schedules below for the Route 887 modified service days Nov. 25 and Dec. 26 and the schedule for the 887V service for Jan. 1, 2017. Regular fares apply for all routes.

Northstar Link bus schedule for Friday, Nov. 25 and Monday, Dec. 26. Southbound buses will depart the Transit Center at 3:50, 5:15, 6:15 and 11:50 am and 1:45 and 3:45 pm; SCSU Miller Center at 4:00, 5:20 and 6:20 am and noon, 1:50 and 3:50 pm; East St. Cloud Park and Ride Lot at 4:10, 5:30 and 6:30 am and 12:10, 2:05 and 4:00 pm; Becker at 4:30, 5:50 and 6:50 am and 12:30, 2:25 and 4:20 pm; to arrive in Big Lake at 4:50, 6:10 and 7:10 am and 12:50, 2:45 and 4:40 pm. Northbound buses will depart Big Lake at 5:00, 6:20 and 7:20 am and 1:05, 2:55 and 4:50 pm; Becker at 5:15, 6:40 and 7:40 am and 1:25, 3:05 and 5:10 pm; East St. Cloud Park and Ride Lot at 5:35, 7:00 and 8:00 am and 1:45, 3:25 and 5:30 pm; Metro Bus Transit Center 5:42, 7:10 and 8:10 am and 1:55, 3:35 and 5:40 pm; to arrive at SCSU Miller Center at 6:00, 7:20 and 8:20 am and 2:05, 3:45 and 5:50 pm.

887V Schedule for January 1, 2017

No Northstar service Thanksgiving Day, reduced service Friday after Thanksgiving (2016)

ST. CLOUD —The Northstar Link route 887 will not operate on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24. Northstar Link will run a modified schedule on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25 in conjunction with Northstar rail service.  There is no 887F service on Nov. 25. See schedule below for Nov. 25 schedule.

Nov. 25 Reduced Route 887 Schedule
Southbound: Departs St. Cloud Metro Bus Transit Center at 3:50, 5:15, and 6:15 am; 12:00, 1:45, and 3:45 pm.

Northbound: Departs Big Lake Station at 5:00, 6:20, and 7:20 am; 1:05, 2:50, and 4:50 pm.

Nov. 25 Route 887F Alternative
Southbound: Use any Route 887 service to train station in Big Lake. Ride train to Northstar Station. Closest to the 887F timeframe is the bus that departs the Metro Bus Transit Center at 12:00, SCSU at 12:10 and Northstar Link Park and Ride Lot at 12:20 pm to Big Lake. It meets the 1:03 pm Southbound 888 Northstar train  to Minneapolis an serves all Northstar Stations.

Northbound: Use the 2:00 pm 888 Northstar train from Target Field station to Big Lake, where it meets the 2:55 pm Northstar Link bus to St. Cloud.

View Northstar Link Bus Route 887 Thanksgiving Service Rider Handout.

View Details of Metro Transit’s Northstar Commuter Rail train schedule for Nov. 25 

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