McGowen (METRORail station)

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McGowen Station
Station statistics
Address Main Street @ McGowen Street
Coordinates 29°44′44.76″N 95°22′25.7″W / 29.7457667°N 95.373806°W / 29.7457667; -95.373806Coordinates: 29°44′44.76″N 95°22′25.7″W / 29.7457667°N 95.373806°W / 29.7457667; -95.373806
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks two
Parking none
Other information
Opened January 1, 2004
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by METRO
Services
Preceding station   METRORail   Following station
toward Fannin South
Red Line

McGowen 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 in Midtown, this station is at the intersection of Main Street and McGowen Street. The station is split into two platforms: northbound is located on Main north of McGowen, and southbound is located on Main south of McGowen.

Design/Artwork[edit]

The McGowen station was designed by local artist Floyd Newsum, as "an interpretation of the look and feel of the physical landscape of Midtown Houston."[2] This includes mosaic-paneled columns, skyline-patterned railings, and colored pavement along the platform. Motifs include images from historical Third Ward mansions. The mosaic panels were made by artist Jonathan Brown[3] and NATEX Corporation was the station's architect.[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 "METRO Red Line - McGowen". METRO Houston. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  3. ^ MosaicArt http://www.mosaicart.us/corporate-environments/mcgowen-stationhouston-metrohouston-texas-4_11_33.html |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 18 September 2014.