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Community celebrates completion of
Hiawtha Light Rail Line, December 4, 2004

Photo essay by Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review editor (Part 2)

Accompanying news story, Minneapolis Labor Review, December 15, 2004

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Left: The Hiawatha LRT line tunnels below ground and includes a stop at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport's Lindbergh Terminal, where an underground station connects via escalator to a short tram ride to the terminal.

Left: A view of the Lindbergh Terminal station from atop the escalator.

Right: a train arrives at the Lindbergh Terminal, headed to downtown Minneapolis.

Left: public art is a part of every Hiawatha LRT station, including the airport station.
Right: security was high on opening day festivities at the airport station. Here a SWAT team member from airport security talks on a radio aboard the tram going from the LRT station to the terminal.
Left: a display showed some of the equipment used to drill the LRT tunnel at the airport and the type of rock that was found.

Right: joyriders weren't the only folks riding the Hiawatha LRT on opening day. Two customer service representatives for United Airlines waited to ride the train from the Lindbergh Terminal to the Humphrey Terminal, where their cars were parked. Erika Rork (left) and Colleen Szymanski (right) are IAM members.

Left: Barb Thoman (right), program director for Transit for Livable Communities, staffed a display at the Lindbergh Terminal Station showing plans for future LRT lines.

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