Questions & Answers: Riding METRO

On this page, you can get answers to common questions about riding METRO, all in one place.


METRORapid Silver Line vehicles make stops at station platforms along Post Oak Blvd. in Uptown. You can also board at the following transit centers:

  • Northwest
  • Westpark / Lower Uptown

METRORapid is a silver and black colored vehicle that looks like a bus but runs like rail.

The name METRORapid is clearly visible on the front and sides of the bus.

And all METRORapid vehicles have large, bright destination signs on the front above the windshield and along both sides of the vehicle, near the front. These digital displays include the route number and destination.

Alerts or detours could affect your vehicle’s arrival time and/or the length of your trip. Subscribing to receive this information is a convenient way to know before you go.

On the METRO website, you can subscribe to receive notifications direct to your phone or email.

The quickest and easiest signup option can be found next to the Silver Line information on the METRORapid page.

All subscriptions are free and you can unsubscribe at any time.

If you don’t wish to subscribe, you can use any of the following:

  • METRORapid page (if there are any active alerts, a link to view them will be visible where the Silver Line is shown)
  • RideMETRO app (click or tap Service Alerts on main menu)
  • ONE to Ride app (a red triangular icon will appear on the screen if the Silver Line is experiencing a service alert)

You can also use our Trip Planner which is available on:

  • Various pages of the METRO website, including the home page
  • RideMETRO app for your smartphone (“Plan Your Trip” section)
  • ONE to Ride app for your smartphone
  • Google or Apple maps

All METRORapid platforms have scrolling digital messages in both English and Spanish that display the estimated wait time for the next vehicle.

Estimated wait times are also posted at the transit centers where METRORapid is available.

Transit centers are sheltered waiting areas where you can transfer to other METRO routes and services that provide access to even more destinations. 

Each location features digital signs and screens displaying service alerts and estimated wait times for routes that stop there.

This information is also available on:

  • METRO website home page (“Track Bus or Train” tab)
  • ONE to Ride app for your smartphone
  • Google maps

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