Updated Schedule for METRORail Weekend Work

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Release Date: 
Aug. 10, 2017


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 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 ridemetro.org 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 Work Prompts Bus Shuttles 

METRO will make improvements along all three light rail lines which will impact evening travel this weekend. The scheduled work is necessary to ensure METRO can continue to provide reliable light rail service to customers.

On Friday, Aug. 11, work on the Red Line will begin at 10 p.m. Regular rail service will resume at the start of service on Monday, Aug. 14.

On Friday, Aug. 11 work on Green and Purple Lines will begin at 10 p.m. Regular rail service will resume at the start of service on Monday, Aug. 14. 

During these dates, free bus shuttles will transport passengers between the closed segments of all three lines:

Signs at closed rail platforms will guide riders to nearby shuttle stops. Shuttles will run every 12 minutes to provide uninterrupted service for customers. 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.

red line map

Red Line Shuttle Map


Green & Purple Line Shuttle Map