Signal Improvements Prompt Partial Closure on METRORail Green Line

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Release Date:
November 10, 2016

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is the region’s largest public transit provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable transportation services about 370,000 times per day. Besides operating more than 1,200 buses on a New Bus Network,METRORail's expanded system includes the Red Line (Main Street and Northline), Green Line (East End) and Purple Line (Southeast). METRO’s services also include: STAR VanpoolMETROLiftHOV/HOT lanesBike & Ride program, Park & Ride, and road improvement projects. Learn more about METRO services at where you will also find information about our T.R.I.P. app, and METRO's Next Bus Arrival texting as well as our free Mobile TIcketing app. 


METRORail's Green Line is scheduled for a temporary service interruption due to signal improvement work.

The partial closure will extend along the Green Line between EaDo/ Stadium and Altic/Howard Hughes stations. 

Service interruptions begin at start of service on Monday, Nov. 14. Regular service resumes at 3:25 a.m Monday, Nov. 21.

METRO will provide service via buses labeled "800 Shuttle" to bridge the closure and transport affected passengers. Signs at closed rail platforms will guide riders to nearby rail shuttle stops. Shuttle buses are scheduled every 12 minutes, but please allow for extra time to complete trips. METRO staff will also be on hand to assist riders during normal rail service hours. A bus bridge map can be found here.

This signal improvement work addresses axle counter malfunctions that have slowed METRORail service and increased travel time for drivers at rail crossings.

Click here for video examples of what drivers have encountered as a result of malfunctions.