After a dozen years of hard work Northstar Commuter Rail will begin service from Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis on Nov. 16, 2009. Thank you to everyone who has supported the project. The state's first commuter rail line would have been impossible without you. When service begins, the Northstar Line will be operated by Metro Transit and we already are beginning to make this transition. For the most current information, please visitwww.metrotransit.org.