Saint Anthony to Merriam Park

At St. Anthony (MP 1.4), the Minnesota Commercial Railroad connects on the south side of the line, the ex-GN line expands to two tracks, a road bridge passes overhead, and then three tracks, and the MC's main track from the north crosses at grade, not with a flat crossing but with a series of connectors from a track trailing in on the north side as the connector on the south side turns away south, around the northeast side of that curved Minnesota Commercial Midway Yard, with three extra tracks on the east side and a road bridge overhead, to the yard's south end at MC Yard A (MP 0.7).

The Twin Cities “Midway” Amtrak station (MP 0.5), with its 'modern' depot, is on the west side of a north-south leg of the Minnesota Commercial Railroad, across the main track from a yard. There is a west side and an island platform, served by three tracks, and a spur track for private cars on the west side, just north of the station. From the station, the three tracks reduce to one, with yard tracks on the west side, and the line heads south-southwest, bridging over University Avenue to reach the CP (ex-Soo, ex-Milwaukee) at the wye at Merriam Park (MP 0.0), with extra track on the east side of the wye.

The entire line has a speed limit of 15 mph for passenger trains and 10 mph for freight, and is entirely within Yard Limits.