Service Changes


A series of METRO route and schedule modifications started on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, to various METRO local bus, Park & Ride and METRORail routes. That information is posted in the different sections below, along with links to the PDFs for each schedule.

“Peak” refers to drive times in the morning and late afternoon when traffic is heaviest. “Off peak” refers to all other times during the day.

In addition to the listed routes, METRO is no longer calling for only essential trips and is now allowing full capacity on all bus and rail vehicles.


309 Gulfton Circulator - METRO is implementing a new local route service, the 309 Gulfton Circulator. It will run daily, connecting the Gulfton neighborhood with:

• Bellaire Transit Center
• Hillcroft Park & Ride
• Westpark / Lower Uptown Transit Center

The service will operate on:

• S. Rice Ave.
• Bellaire Blvd.
• Tarnef Drive
• High Star Drive
• Hillcroft St.
• Glenmont St.

These rail lines will have adjusted schedules on weekdays to meet ridership demand:

METRORail Red Line
METRORail Green Line
METRORail Purple Line

Weekday trips are being added at peak hours only to meet ridership demand. Select your location within the region:

The 209 Kuykendahl / Spring will be separated into two routes. View updated schedule >>

Routes Destinations Regular Fare / Discounted Fare
202 Kuykendahl Between Kuykendahl Park & Ride and Downtown $3.75 / $1.85
204 Spring Between Spring Park & Ride and Downtown $3.75 / $1.85

The 219 West Little York / Northwest Station / Cypress will be separated into two routes. View updated schedule >>

Routes Destinations Regular Fare / Discounted Fare
214/216 Northwest Station / West Little York Northwest Station / West Little York Park & Ride lots and Downtown $3.25 / $1.60
217 Cypress Between Cypress Park & Ride and Downtown $4.50 / $2.25

The 249 Monroe / Fuqua / El Dorado / Bay Area will be separated into two routes. View updated schedule >>

Routes Destinations Regular Fare / Discounted Fare
244/248 Monroe / El Dorado Between Downtown, Eastwood Transit Center and Monroe / El Dorado Park & Ride lots $2.00 / $1.00
246/247 Bay Area / Fuqua Between Bay Area / Fuqua Park & Ride lots and Downtown $3.25 / $1.60

The 229 Addicks / Kingsland / Grand Parkway will be separated into two routes. View updated schedule >>

Routes Destinations Regular Fare / Discounted Fare
221/228 Kingsland / Addicks Between Kingsland / Addicks Park & Ride lots and Downtown $3.75 / $1.85
222 Grand Parkway Between Grand Parkway and Downtown $4.50 / $2.25

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For more information contact METRO Customer Service:

Phone
713-635-4000

Hours
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