North/Red Line Extension (METRORail)
North/Red Line Extension
|Status||Construction in progress|
|Termini||Northline Transit Center Station (north)
|Opened||Scheduled for 2013|
|Line length||5.3 miles (9 km)|
|Highest elevation||At grade before Hogan St. and at UH-Downtown, and again before Salem and after Bennington; elevated rail between both pairs of landmarks|
The northern terminus of this line is located at the Northline Transit Center on Fulton just north of Crosstimbers. Travelling south on Fulton, the line approaches reaches its next station at Melbourne, just north of I-610. After passing under the freeway, the next station is located at Graceland. Continuing down Fulton, the line approaches Cavalcade and Moody Park Stations. Just as the route veers onto Boundary does the line reach its next station. Turning south onto Main Street, the line stops at Quitman before reaching Burnett Station/Intermodal Facility. From there it will travel through the campus of the University of Houston–Downtown (UHD) prior to connecting the Red Line track at UH–Downtown station. The length of line south of Hogan Street will be located on an elevated structure. The remainder of the line will be at-grade.
Construction began July 2009, and was expected to continue until the line's opening in 2014, though the opening date was later pushed back to 2015. Because of better than expected construction progress, the line is now expected to be open in December of 2013. 
On December 8, 2011, the FTA announced the award of a $450 million grant from the New Starts transit program to fund construction of the North line.
The following is a list of planned stations for this line, listed in order from north to south:
|North/Red Line Extension|
|Northline Transit Center Station/HCC|
|Burnett Transit Center/Casa De Amigos|
- [foo "$http://www.rail.co/2011/12/08/900m-awarded-to-extend-houstons-light-rail-system/"] Check
|url=scheme (help). Rail.co. December 8, 2011. Archived from the original on December 8, 2011. Retrieved December 9, 2011.
- http://metrosolutions.org/posted/1068/North_w_statn_11x17_072908pdf.219063.pdf Retrieved 16-Jan-09