Ensemble/HCC (METRORail station)

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Ensemble/HCC
HCC-Ensemble Metro Rail Stop.JPG
Station statistics
Address Main Street @ Berry Street
Coordinates 29°44′21.96″N 95°22′43.62″W / 29.7394333°N 95.3787833°W / 29.7394333; -95.3787833Coordinates: 29°44′21.96″N 95°22′43.62″W / 29.7394333°N 95.3787833°W / 29.7394333; -95.3787833
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking none
Bicycle facilities Yes (adjacent sidewalk racks)
Other information
Opened January 1, 2004
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by METRO
Fare zone 1
Services
Preceding station   METRORail   Following station
toward Fannin South
Red Line

Ensemble/HCC is an island platformed METRORail light rail station in Houston, Texas, United States. The station was opened on January 1, 2004,[1] and is operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO). Located Midtown this station is close to both the Houston Community College System's Central College campus and The Ensemble Theatre, which together give the station its name.

The station was to have originally been called Berry/HCC due to its location at the intersection of Main and Berry Streets near the Houston Community College Central Campus.[2] However, Ensemble/HCC was chosen as the official name after Houston mayor Lee P. Brown presented a proposal from The Ensemble Theatre to include their name in the station naming. This is the only station to have its name altered from the original ones proposed by METRO.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wall, Lucas (January 1, 2004). "Main Street light rail; New ride for the new year; Festivals mark inaugural day for Metro train". The Houston Chronicle. p. A1. 
  2. ^ a b Sallee, Rad (July 27, 2001). "Metro names rail boarding stations; One stop recognizes black theater group". The Houston Chronicle. p. A27.