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Get on Track with Houston's METRORail

 

METRORailMETRORail is a fast, convenient way to travel to downtown, midtown, the Museum District, Texas Medical Center, Moody Park and up to the Northline Transit Center / HCC .

Customers can carry a pet on the bus and the rail as long as it is caged properly. Service animals are allowed to accompany riders with disabilities.

Bus and rail riders may bring car seats aboard, but there are no seat belts to strap the car seat to the bus or rail seat. So the caregiver would have to hold the baby or child. Strollers are also allowed. On buses, we suggest removing the child from the stroller and folding the stroller while on-board.

 

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RED LINE

The Red Line, (formerly the Main Street Line) is a shining example of the positive potential a well-planned rail system offers, even in a car-happy city such as Houston. The line opened in 2004 and today carries an extraordinary 40,000 passengers daily, making it one of the nation's most traveled lines based on boardings per track mile. The 7.5 mile track offers fast, convenient and safe rail service between downtown, Midtown, the Museum District, the Texas Medical Center and NRG Park.

 

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GREEN LINE

9 STATIONS: DOWNTOWN TO MAGNOLIA PARK TRANSIT CENTER (FUTURE)
The 3.3 mile Green Line (East End Line) travels along Harrisburg from the Magnolia Park Transit Center through the historic East End to a variety of downtown entertainment and business destinations. The portion of the track closest to downtown will be shared with the Purple Line (Southeast Line). From the EaDo/Stadium station, passengers will be able to transfer to the Purple Line and travel to the University of Houston's main campus and the Palm Center. Geen Line (East End Line) riders can also hop on the Red Line at Central Station Main for travel up or down Main Street.

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PURPLE LINE

10 STATIONS: DOWNTOWN TO PALM CENTER TRANSIT CENTER
The Purple Line (Southeast Line) begins downtown and travels southeast along Capitol and Rusk to the Palm Center near MLK and Griggs. The 6.6 mile line travels through one of Houston's oldest African-American communities and connects to Texas Southern University and University of Houston. The last portion of the track, which is shared with the Green Line (East End Line), will enable riders to transfer at the EaDo/Stadium station to travel through the historic East End. Riders can also continue on to Central Station Main to transfer to the Red Line for travel up or down Main Street.

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3 STATIONS: BETWEEN I-45 AND US-59 IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN
The light-rail segments under construction in the downtown area represent some of the system’s most exciting components. The Purple Line and Green Line intersect near US-59 and travel together into downtown, connecting to the Red Line and terminating in the Theater District. Residents and visitors alike will have easy access to everything downtown has to offer, including business, education and government centers, major sporting events, world-class theaters, bustling entertainment venues and renowned restaurants and hotels.

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Here’s a link to an interactive downtown Houston map. It shows you downtown attractions, restaurants, shops, government agencies and more. Houston Downtown Map

 

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