ALERT: PARTIAL METRORAIL SHUTDOWN THIS WEEKEND FOR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE WORK
METRORail will suspend part of its service this weekend, May 5-6, 2012, so crews can perform routine switch and track maintenance work on the line between Hermann Park/Rice University and UH Downtown stations.
WHEN: Saturday, May 5 from 3 a.m. to midnight Sunday, May 6
WHERE: Between Hermann Park/Rice University and UH Downtown stations
WHY: Rail maintenance work
During the shutdown, rail customers will be served by #700 Rail Shuttle route buses running parallel to the rail line, both north and south, between the Hermann Park/Rice University and Preston stations. Buses will not be able to access the UH-Downtown Station due to construction.
Rail service between Fannin South and Hermann Park/Rice University stations will not be affected.
METRO personnel will be available to assist patrons.
Click here to see “METRORail Rider Alert” for diagram and more details regarding last train hours and the rail shuttle bus schedule.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is the region’s largest public transit provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable transportation services about 370,000 times per day. Besides operating more than 1,200 buses, METRO is currently expanding its 7.5-mile light-rail line (Red Line), with three new lines under construction. METRO’s services also include: Star Vanpool, METROLift, HOV lanes, HOT lanes, Bikes-on-Buses/Trains program, Park & Ride and road improvement projects.