Partial Closure Followed by Full Shutdown of METRORail This Weekend

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Release Date:      
May 15, 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 Closure Followed by Full Shutdown of METRORail

METRORail will close partially and then head into a full shutdown of the rail system due to both rail construction activities and unrelated work by Methodist Hospital for its expansion project in the Texas Medical Center.

The schedule is as follows:


8:30 p.m., Friday, May 16 to 9:15 p.m., Saturday, May 17:  No rail service between the Downtown Transit Center and Northline Transit Center stations.


9:15 p.m., Saturday, May 17:  The entire rail line (Fannin South to the Northline Transit Center) will close. 

Shuttle buses operating every 10 minutes will serve customers during this time until rail service resumes.

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

METRORail is expected to resume service 9 p.m., Sunday, May 18.

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