Please be aware this website is a work in progress


The history of the Northern Lights Express spans more than 40 years, starting in 1975.

To learn more about the changes that have taken place and how Northern Lights Express has grown, read the entire

NLX History Document

Attend a Meeting

The Minneapolis-Duluth/superior Passenger Rail Alliance (NLX Alliance) meets on the fourth Wednesday of most months, starting at 10 a.m. at the Pine County Courthouse. Visit our Meetings page for more info.

Contact Elected Officials
Nothing lets your elected representatives know you care about an issue like personal outreach. Take five minutes to make a call, send an email or write a letter to an elected representative to let him or her know you are excited about the economic and lifestyle benefits NLX will bring. 
Here’s a quick and easy tool for locating your elected state officials.  Familiarize yourself with the project by reviewing the latest brochure

Voice Support

Cities, local businesses and community organizations from the Twin Cities to Duluth are lining up to show their support for NLX. Add your group to the growing list by signing up as a supporting organization. Organizations—large and small, nonprofit, public and private sectors—have stepped up. Thank you!


Help bring this powerful economic engine to Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Sign Up for Updates
Sign up to get occasional updates on the progress of NLX and NLX Alliance activities. The Minnesota Department of Transportation also maintains a database of interested people who want to receive project updates and notices of open houses. You can see their site and sign up with MnDOT here.

Tier two environmental study will be completed in 2017. The project will then be eligible to apply for federal funds to cover 80% of the project.