Entire METRORail to Shutdown Temporarily this Weekend

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Release Date:      
Sept. 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 ridemetro.org 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].


Entire METRORail to Shut Down Temporarily Over Weekend

Red Line service will temporarily shutdown this weekend - Friday night and ALL DAY Saturday due to rail expansion work.

The shutdown starts Friday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. and will go through Saturday, Sept. 27.  There will be no rail service between the Northline Transit Center and Fannin South Station.

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

Please click here for a map of the shuttle locations.

METRORail is expected to resume service on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 4:30 a.m. and will be running trains for the Houston Texans game on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.