“ A bike courier next to me on the corner of 5th and 3rd started running away from the train with his bike, and I followed.For a moment you thought the whole thing could come unhitched,” he said. Bank Stadium to Mall of America, and Green Line trains continued running from the stadium to Union Depot in St. But the derailment and ensuing shutdown affected passengers using both the Blue and Green lines, because both serve downtown Minneapolis.“[Thielen] has been playing a little bit more in the slot, so just trying to develop that chemistry with some of those routes on the inside,” quarterback Both Thielen and Diggs are still capable of playing multiple spots, but the change can give the Vikings a bigger receiver in Thielen, listed at 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, on the inside.

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In March 2011, another Blue Line train derailed before midnight between the Nicollet Mall and Hennepin Avenue stations.

At the time, Metro Transit said the mishap was weather-related.

No one was injured in the derailment, the third in Metro Transit history for trains in service. It buckled and came to rest under the skyway connecting the Century Link building and U. No major damage to the train, the track or overhead power lines was reported, and replacement buses shuttled passengers to light-rail stations all day.

Around 7 p.m., the derailed westbound Blue Line train was placed back on the tracks, and after a final inspection, trains began moving again about p.m. Light-rail derailments have been unusual since the Blue Line began service in 2004 and the Green Line in 2014.

Some of that production already came from the slot, where Thielen has shown he is comfortable working with more space against defenders ranging from bigger linebackers to smaller cornerbacks.

“I think a lot of it is I think Adam has a good feel in there, and I think Sam trusts him,” coach god­father, playing host to his ESPN radio show from Rudolph’s house in the Twin Cities area.

A few minutes after the train stopped, an announcement could be heard from inside the train saying, “ Folks, we had a major disruption of our service here,” Klauda said. Average weekday ridership for the Green Line in 2016 was 39,386, while the Blue Line reported 30,337 passengers during the same period.

Passengers were evacuated without incident, Padilla said. Hydraulic equipment was brought in to jack up the wayward rail car and push it back on the tracks, Padilla said.

Through the day, the scene attracted hundreds of passersby who stopped to gawk and take photos.