NPR affiliate disturbed by Minneapolis light rail

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Minneapolis’s National Public Radio affiliate is complaining about being disturbed by noise from trains on the city’s light railway, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports

The offending trains are on the city’s Metro Transit Green Line extension, which is scheduled to open this summer. 

Minnesota Public Radio said the noise from test trains on the track is rattling windows in its studio, according to the report. 

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“The floor is vibrating, the ceiling is shaking, the structure is making noise, and that affects the recordings,” MPR Chief Technology Officer and Vice President Nick Kereakos told the paper. 

The agency that oversees operation of Minneapolis light rail trains and buses, the Metropolitan Council, told the paper that it is working on potential solutions to the noise probably before the line opens in June. 

"We’re in ongoing conversations with MPR to improve vibrations caused on passing traffic on East 7th Street," Metropolitan Council Rail Projects Director Mark Fuhrmann told the paper. 

The Minneapolis Green Line extension has been in the news before, after a test train derailed in February days after a visit from President Obama to tout the construction of the new light railway.