METRORail Partial Weekend Shutdown

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Release Date:      
May 23, 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].


METRORail Partial Weekend Shutdown

METRO rail expansion work will require the partial shutdown of the Red Line over the weekend.

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, May 23, until normal service resumes at 4:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 27.

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 this service interruption.

Reminder - if you have plans to head to Galveston over the holiday weekend, the I-45 South HOV lane will be open  for vehicles with two ore more passengers. Click here for the details.

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