UH–Downtown (METRORail station)
|Address||One Main Street|
|Bicycle facilities||Racks on the campus of the University of Houston–Downtown; Bikes allowed on train during off peak times (Weekdays: 9am–3pm & 8pm–Close; Weekends: All Times)|
|Opened||January 1, 2004|
UH–Downtown is a station on the METRORail Red Line in Houston, Texas (USA), and it is the northern terminus of the Red Line. The station is located on top of the Main Street viaduct at the campus of the University of Houston–Downtown (UHD).
Upon arrival, incoming passengers deboard the train and the operator switches cabs for the return trip. (METRORail trains have one cab for each direction of travel.) After about a seven minute layover the train departs for the Fannin South station. Sometimes during peak travel times, one train will wait for the next train to pull in onto the other track before departing.
This station is located on top of the Main Street viaduct. Due to space limitations, it has an extremely narrow platform. As a result, the ticket vending machines are located on the property of the University of Houston–Downtown.
Connecting bus routes
A bus stop is located just north of the platform. Connecting bus routes are:
- 1 Hospital
- 5 Kashmere Gardens/Southmore
- 9 North Main/Gulfton
- 15 Fulton
- 24 Northline
- 52 Hirsch/Scott
- 60 South MacGregor
- 137 Northshore Limited
Points of interest
The One Main Building (formerly Merchants and Manufacturers Building) and Willow Street Pump Station are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Both buildings are located on the campus of the University of Houston–Downtown (UHD).
The One Main Building is adjacent to the METRORail station at 1 Main Street. The Willow Street Pump Station is within walking distance at 811 N. San Jacinto Street.
From 2004 to 2013, this station was the northernmost point in the Metro Red Line.
This page's main reference is www.ridemetro.org, Houston METRO's Official Website.