METRORail Track Improvements Prompt Bus Bridge on Green and Purple Lines This Week

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Release Date:
May. 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. 


METRORail Track Work Prompts Passenger Alert

METRO will begin an improvement project on tracks along the Green and Purple Light Rail Lines this week which will impact evening travel. The scheduled welding work on the track is necessary to provide a smoother ride.   

On May 10, 11 and May 14 through 18 work will begin each night at 10 p.m. and regular rail service will resume the following morning. During those late evening hours, free bus shuttles will transport passengers between the closed segments of the Green Line from the Theatre District to Magnolia Park Transit stations and on the Purple Line from the Theatre District to EADO stations.  

Signs at closed rail platforms will guide riders to nearby rail shuttle stops. METRO staff will also be on hand to assist riders. Please allow for extra time to complete trips. A bus shuttle map is found below.

Rail Bridge