Smith Lands (METRORail station)

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Smith Lands
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Station statistics
Address 7900 block of Greenbriar Drive @ Collonade, Houston
Coordinates 29°41′47.32″N 95°24′17.21″W / 29.6964778°N 95.4047806°W / 29.6964778; -95.4047806
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened January 1, 2004[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by METRO
Services
Preceding station   METRORail   Following station
toward Fannin South
Red Line

Smith Lands is an island platformed METRORail light rail station in Houston, Texas, United States. The station was opened on January 1, 2004, and is operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO). The station is located south of the Texas Medical Center at the intersection of Greenbriar Drive and Colonnade Drive; Old Spanish Trail crosses Greenbriar Drive approximately one block south of the station.

Smith Lands Station feeds commuter traffic into the Texas Medical Center area, and services the adjacent Smith Lands commuter parking facility as well as several nearby apartment and condominium complexes. Other facilities located nearby include Texas Woman's Hospital, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's Proton Therapy Center (see also: proton therapy) and office buildings serving several oil companies.

Smith Lands Station and the attached commuter parking facility are also used occasionally as part of an off-site event parking site for Houston Texans football games and the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as well as major concert, sporting and other events taking place at Reliant Park, which is located 0.8 miles to the south next to Reliant Park Station.

There is talk of building a parking garage, and using the surface lots as a redevelopment project, including residential units, office, and possibly a hotel.

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". Houston Chronicle. p. A1.