METRORail Improvements Prompt Bus Shuttle on Portions of Rail Lines Tomorrow

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Release Date:
June 1, 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 Portions of Rail Lines

METRO will make track improvements along METRORail lines which will impact weekend travel. The scheduled work is necessary to ensure METRO continues to provide reliable light-rail service to customers.

On Friday, June 2, work will begin at 10 p.m. and regular rail service will resume at the start of service Monday, June 5. During these days, free bus shuttles will transport passengers between the closed segments of the following lines: 

  • Red Line: Between Downtown Transit Center and Preston Stations
  • Green Line: between Theater District and Magnolia Park Station
  • Purple Line: between Theater District and EADO 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.