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Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
News Release
Monday, September 04, 2017

All METRORail in Service, Most Bus Routes Resume Normal Operations


Following the persistent effort of the entire METRO staff, the Houston region is once again on the move, as the Authority resumes normal operations. All METRORail will be in service tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 5.  The Red, Green and Purple Lines will run on the regular schedule.



Most local bus routes are also running.  METRO is working to resume operation on a handful of routes still being evaluated.  Those routes not in service are listed below:

  • 46 Gessner
  • 51 Hardy-Kelly
  • 67 Dairy Ashford
  • 75 Eldridge
  • 153 Harwin Express
  • 161 Wilcrest Express
  • 162 Memorial Express

METRO will open most HOV/HOT Lanes tomorrow. The one exception will be I-45 North, where crews are still assessing the safety of that route. All buses and other vehicles which normally travel this corridor will be detoured.


All Park & Ride facilities will also be operational tomorrow.  That includes METRO's newest commuter service, the El Dorado Park & Ride, located at 203 W. El Dorado Blvd., Friendswood, Texas 77546.


METROLift has resumed regular service. Trips should be scheduled one day in advance in the normal manner: Online or by calling 713-225-6716 or 713-225-0410.


New to METRO?

METRO anticipates many new riders who were impacted by the storm will be taking advantage of our services.  We welcome you and want to make sure you are comfortable riding the system. Click here to plan a trip, check bus schedules and learn everything else you need to know about riding METRO buses, METRORail, HOV/HOT Lanes  and Park & Ride.


METRO teams are working around the clock to restore all of the Authority's services. Riders are encouraged to monitor METRO Twitter and Facebook pages for timely information regarding transit. METRO also offers real-time information through its service alerts system. Please note: 

  • METRO’s T.R.I.P. app may not be an accurate source of “next bus” arrival during times of schedule fluctuation.
  • Customers should be advised detours and delays are still possible. Patience is appreciated. 
  • Sign up for service alerts at If you have questions or concerns, please contact the METRO Customer Care Team at 713-635-4000.

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