METRO To Begin Priority Bus Service On Sunday; Rail Service Expected To Resume Monday

September 24, 2005, 6 p.m.

METRO is working hard to restore transit service as rapidly as possible. However, accomplishing this goal currently is hindered by access to reliable fuel supplies.

Until normal fuel supplies are secured, METRO will operate its bus service on a limited basis.

Our service plan calls for resuming limited bus service on Sunday, September 25th by opening 12 priority routes that are expected to carry approximately half of our normal Sunday ridership. The routes, time of trips and frequency schedule are below.

Route Span Of Service Frequency
Time First Trips Starts Time Last Trip Starts
1 Hospital 5:18 a.m. 12:19 a.m. 30 minutes
2 Bellaire 5:22 a.m. 11:29 p.m. 30 minutes
8 S. Main / Yale 4:57 a.m. 12:20 a.m. 45 - 55 minutes
20 Canal / Long Point 5:05 a.m. 11:29 p.m. 30 minutes
25 Northline / Richmond 5:15 a.m. 12:21 a.m. 28 minutes
33 Post Oak 5:42 a.m. 9:38 p.m. 40 minutes
50 Harrisburg / Heights 5:46 a.m. 12:28 a.m. 27 minutes
56 Airline 5:52 a.m. 11:00 p.m. 18 minutes
68 Brays Bayou 5:24 a.m. 10:35 p.m. 45 minutes
77 Liberty / MLK 4:35 a.m. 12:12 a.m. 30 minutes
82 Westheimer 4:15 a.m. 11:56 p.m. 15-25 minutes
163 Fondren 4:57 a.m. 12:06 a.m. 45 minutes

METRO will continue to evaluate bus service options for the coming work week and will make announcements regarding service as soon as possible.

Service on METRORail is unable to resume on Sunday due to lack of power from our supplier. METRO is working to restore normal rail service on Monday, September 26th.