METRORail Paid Fare Zones
All METRORail platforms are Paid Fare Zones (METRO Board Resolution 2005-97). This means that anyone standing on the platform must have a valid fare item. Paid fare zones are common on non-gated platforms and will help METRO police identify and ticket fare violators.
The violation is a Class C Misdemeanor and is subject to a fine of up to $500.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on the train platform, and as a Class C Misdemeanor, is punishable by a fine of up to $500.
METRORail platforms are non-smoking areas in accordance with the city of Houston Ordinance No. 2005-245.