METRORail Red Line improvements prompt weekend service interruptions

METRORail Red Line passengers can expect some service disruptions Sept. 12 and 13. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)
METRORail Red Line passengers can expect some service disruptions Sept. 12 and 13. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)

METRORail Red Line passengers can expect some service disruptions Sept. 12 and 13. (Courtesy Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County)

Light rail service will be modified along METRORail’s Red Line to allow crews to make rail improvements and needed maintenance repairs, according to a Sept. 9 news release from the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County.

Service interruptions can be expected during the maintenance period starting Sept. 12 and extending through the end of Sept. 13.


METRO will provide two-way bus shuttle service between the Fannin South and Downtown Transit Center stations, with a list of shuttle stops that can be found here.

Shuttles will run every 10 minutes or sooner while still complying with the transit provider’s social distancing guidelines.

Still, the provider is reminding passengers that its TRIP App and Next Bus Arrival Texting service may not reflect accurate departure and arrival information during the maintenance period.
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.