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50th Street/Minnehaha Park is a light rail station on the Blue Line in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

50th Street/Minnehaha Park
Metro Minnesota icon.svg Metro light rail station
Minnehaha 50th St Station extension.jpg
50th Street undergoing platform extension
Location5010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Coordinates44°54′44″N 93°12′36″W / 44.9123°N 93.2101°W / 44.9123; -93.2101Coordinates: 44°54′44″N 93°12′36″W / 44.9123°N 93.2101°W / 44.9123; -93.2101
Owned byMetro Transit
Line(s)Metro Minnesota icon.svg  Blue Line 
PlatformsSide platforms
Tracks2
Construction
ParkingNo
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJune 26, 2004
Services
Preceding station Metro Minnesota icon.svg Metro Following station
46th Street Blue Line VA Medical Center

This station is located on the southwest corner on the intersection of 50th Street with Minnesota State Highway 55 (Hiawatha Avenue), in the Minnehaha neighborhood. This is a side-platform station. Service began at this station when the Blue Line opened on June 26, 2004.

Early on in the design process, there had been some consideration to use a small existing rail station on the other side of the highway for this stop. The Minnehaha Depot, also known as the "Princess Depot," had been built in 1875 and was used for a variety of purposes over the years. The Milwaukee Road used it for the majority of the time until it closed in 1963, and it was part of the Twin City Rapid Transit streetcar system for many years.

Just north of this station is a short tunnel under Minnehaha Parkway.

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