Alert #5: Update with Additional Routes, Limited METRO Services Resume Thursday

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Release Date:       Aug. 30, 2017

Alert #5: Update with Additional Routes METRO Resumes with Limited Services Thursday


Limited METRO local bus routes will resume Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. We will also have limited METRORail service on the Red Line from Fannin South Station to Downtown Transit Center. Bus shuttles will provide transportation along the line from Downtown Transit Center to Northline Transit Center.  Red Line service will be running every 15 minutes. We also are providing limited METROLift service. 

Park & Ride will not resume until Tuesday, Sep. 5, and HOV/ HOT lanes and METRORail Green and Purple Line services will remain suspended until further notice. 

The following local bus routes will begin service on Thursday morning running every 30 minutes. METRO is bringing on these major ridership routes first which represent about 50-percent of the Authority's ridership.


2 Bellaire

4 Beechnut

8 West Bellfort

20 Canal/ Memorial

25 Richmond

26 Long Point/ Cavalcade

28 OST- Wayside

40 Heights/ Telephone

50 Broadway

52 Hardy- Ley

54 Scott

56 Airline/ Montrose 

63 Fondren

65 Bissonnet

80 MLK/ Lockwood

82 Westheimer

85 Antoine/ Washington

99 Ella/ FM 1960

102 Bush IAH

137 Northshore

700 Red Line Shuttle Bus


METROLift service is available for customers in need of medically necessary transportation as well as other life sustaining needs. Due to uncertain road conditions, it is still possible METROLift will not be able to reach certain areas to pick up patrons.  Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Scheduling METROLift:

METROLift trips should be scheduled one day in advance in the normal manner:   Online or by calling 713-225-6716 or 713-225-0410.

Customer Note :  

  • Road conditions remain uncertain in some areas.  Customers should be advised detours and delays are highly likely, patience is appreciated. 
  • METRO’s T.R.I.P. app may not be an accurate source of “next bus” arrival during times of schedule fluctuation.
  • Riders asked to monitor METRO Twitter and Facebook pages for timely information regarding transit service. METRO also offers real-time information through its service alerts system