METRO Bridges Communities with Green Line Completion

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Release Date:
January 9, 2017

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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. 


Harrisburg Overpass Opening Completes Green Line, Bridges Communities

Green Line Ribbon Cutting

METRORail riders can now easily access East End restaurants, businesses and cultural activities.  Today marked the first passenger train ride across the recently completed Harrisburg Overpass.  

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017  Green Line  patrons can connect to the Magnolia Park Transit Center using the overpass.  Free rides will be offered leading up to a community celebration on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.


green line ride

"We are really excited to offer our customers such a wonderful opportunity to ride and come explore all the East End has to offer,"  said METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman.  

patman with mayor

Elected officials, business and community leaders joined METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman, METRO Board Members, METRO President & CEO Tom Lambert and staff for the ribbon cutting and inaugural ride over the Harrisburg Bridge. 

"When the train is traveling west, you get a wonderful view of downtown Houston and a visual reminder of how this bridge connects one of our most historic communities to downtown,"  said METRO President & CEO Tom Lambert.

mayor on train

The Green Line now offers nine stops, linking downtown Houston to the Magnolia Park Transit Center in the East End. 

green line