Houston

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Overview - Houston

Located on the Buffalo Bayou directly northwest of the Gulf of Mexico, Atlanta is the seat of Harris County and the largest city by population in Texas. It has approximately 2,325,000 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2018. The Houston metropolitan area (Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land) comprised 6,997,384 residents as of the 2018 US Census Bureau Estimate.


Houston's rapid transit network consists of three light rail services and a bus rapid transit service.

METRORail

Opened January 2004, METRORail consists of three light rail services that serve the city of Houston, Texas.

Red Line

The Red Line (North Line) of Houston METRORail is a 20.6 km light rail service on a North-South alignment, running from Northline Transit Center/HCC in the north to Fannin South in the south, serving 25 stations. It primarily runs along Main Street in downtown Houston.


The Red Line was opened in January 2004 and the last extension to the line was to Northline Transit Center in December 2013. The Red Line is operated by METRO (Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County).


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Red6'6'12'12'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Jan 12, 2020

Green Line

The Green Line (East End Line) of Houston METRORail is a 5.3 km light rail service on an East-West alignment, running from Theater District in the west to Magnolia Park in the east, serving 9 stations. It shares its alignment with the Purple Line from Theater District to EaDo/Stadium, and runs on Capitol and Rusk streets in downtown Houston.


The Green Line was opened in May 2015 and the last extension to the line was to Magnolia Park Transit Center in January 2017. The Green Line is operated by METRO (Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County).


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Green12'12'12'12'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Jan 12, 2020

Purple Line

The Purple Line (Southeast Line) of Houston METRORail is a 10.6 km light rail service on an East-West alignment, running from Theater District in the west to Palm Center Transit Center in the east, serving 10 stations. It shares its alignment with the Green Line from Theater District to EaDo/Stadium, and runs on Capitol and Rusk streets in downtown Houston.


The Purple Line was opened in May 2015. The Purple Line is operated by METRO (Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County).


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Purple12'12'12'12'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Jan 12, 2020

METRORapid

Opened August 2020, METRORapid consists of a bus rapid transit service that serves the city of Houston, Texas.

Silver Line

The Silver Line (Uptown Line) of Houston METRORapid is an 8 km bus rapid transit service on a North-South alignment, running from Northwest Transit Center in the north to Westpark/Lower Uptown Transit Center in the south, serving 10 stations. It primarily runs along Post Oak Blvd.


The Silver Line was opened in August 2020. The Silver Line is operated by METRO (Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County).


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Silver10'10'10'10'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Aug 23, 2020

References & Helpful Links

METRORail at Wikipedia

Official Website for METRORail: METRORail

Official Website for METRORapid: METRORapid


Maps

Official System Map - METRORail [PDF] [Last Accessed Jan 12, 2020]


Other Sources

Houston, USA at Urbanrail.net

Asset Notes

Colors used for METRORail lines taken from official map as of July 2019.

Color used for Silver Line taken from official route map as of August 2020.


Last Updated: Aug 23, 2020

Old Maps
Note: Not all maps reflect changes in service. Older maps may contain inaccuracies.
2019 07 v12020 08 v1 (METRORapid Silver Line)