Partial Weekend Shutdown of METRORail

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Release Date:       
April 25, 2014

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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, METRO is currently expanding its 13-mile Red Line with two new lines under construction. METRO’s services also include: Star Vanpool, METROLift, HOV lanes, HOT lanes, Bikes-on-Buses/Trains 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 the new digital, interactive rider tool METRO 360 [take a seat].


Partial Weekend METRORail Shutdown

A portion of the Red Line will be closed as METRO rail expansion work continues.

No METRORail service will be available between the Downtown Transit Center and the Northline Transit Center. The closure begins at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, until normal service resumes at 4:30 a.m. Monday, April 28.

METRO will operate "700 Rail Shuttle" buses every 10 minutes during regular rail service hours.

Please click here to view the map marked with shuttle bus locations. Customers should expect longer travel times during the service interruption.

For more information, please visit or call 713-635-4000.