East End Community Event Celebrates Green Line and Harrisburg Bridge Completion

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Release Date:       Jan. 19, 2017

METRO, Community Celebrate Green Line Completion as Harrisburg Overpass Opens

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What: METRORail Green Line Completion and Harrisburg Overpass Opening Community Celebration


East End neighbors and community stakeholders are invited to enjoy a free afternoon of fellowship, music and local barbecue to commemorate the completion of the final stops of the METRORail Green Line and opening of the Harrisburg Overpass.  Regular service along the line, stretching from Magnolia Park Transit Center in the East End to downtown's Theater District Station, began last week.  Building the overpass allowed METRO to add two additional stops along the Green Line that first began operations in May 2015.


Guests may park in a METRO lot south of the bridge, across the street from the celebration, or for those who would like to take use the Green Line, a shuttle will transport passengers from Altic/Howard Hughes Station to the event.  Sunday, Jan. 22 will mark the last day of free rides on the Green Line. 


Regular fares will be charged starting Monday, Jan. 23.


When: Sunday, Jan. 22 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

(2:15 p.m. Special remarks and ceremonial ribbon cutting)

Where:  6200 Harrisburg, Houston, TX 77001

Underneath the Harrisburg Overpass Bridge



*Media may park at Las Palmas Plaza 6215 Harrisburg Blvd. off the westbound lane of Harrisburg Blvd.