METRORail Improvements Prompt Bus Shuttle on Purple Line Tomorrow

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Release Date:
May 23, 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 METRO’s 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 useful tools like the RideMETRO app where you can plan your trip and even pay your fare from your phone.


METRORail Improvements Prompt Bus Shuttle on Purple Line

METRO will make improvements to the overhead power system along the Purple Light Rail Line tomorrow which will impact evening travel. The scheduled work is necessary to ensure METRO continues to provide reliable light-rail service to customers.

On May 24, work will begin at 8 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 Purple Line from the MacGregor Park/MLK Jr. to Palm Center transit stations. 

Signs at closed rail platforms will guide riders to nearby 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.