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Northstar Link Holiday Service Schedule

Northstar Link Commuter Bus will not operate on the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Northstar Link does not run on weekends, including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Complete schedule information is available at for the bus and for the train.

Northstar Link Schedule

Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 23No service
Black FridayFriday, November 24Regular service
Christmas EveSunday, December 24No service
Christmas DayMonday, December 25No service
New Year’s EveSunday, December 31No service
New Year’s DayMonday, January 1No service

Northstar Link announces additional weekday service, changes to schedule effective October 2

Effective Monday, October 2 Northstar Link will begin additional morning and evening weekday service in conjunction with Metro Transit service changes for Northstar Rail, Route 888. The current service schedule will also be altered.
Route 887F is not operating at this time. Northstar Link will not serve Vikings or Twins games.
Complete schedule information is available at for the bus and for the train.


Northstar Link detours

Beginning at 5 AM on Thursday, August 24 Northstar Link will be on detour due to road construction. This detour is expected to last until Friday, August 25.

887 OUTBOUND DETOUR-begins at 2nd St SE and Sherburne Ave

  • Left on Sherburne Ave
  • Right on Central Ave
  • Right on Rolling Ridge Rd
  • Left at the “T” staying on Rolling ridge Rd
  • Left on Hwy 10 Eastbound-resume route

Federal public transportation mask mandate ended

Due to a court ruling on Monday, April 18, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) January 29, 2021 Order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at public transportation hubs is no longer in effect. Effective immediately, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will not enforce its mask-related security directives.
With the order lifted, Metro Bus customers are no longer required to wear masks on buses or at facilities. The CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings.