Downtown Transit Center

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Downtown Transit Center
The portion of the Downtown Transit Center with rail service
Location1900 Main Street
Houston, Texas
Coordinates29°45′2.1″N 95°22′11.72″W / 29.750583°N 95.3699222°W / 29.750583; -95.3699222Coordinates: 29°45′2.1″N 95°22′11.72″W / 29.750583°N 95.3699222°W / 29.750583; -95.3699222
Owned byMETRO
Line(s)HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Line
Platforms1 island platform
ParkingNot Available
Bicycle facilitiesAdjacent sidewalk racks. Bicycles allowed on train during off peak times (Weekdays: 9am-3pm & 8pm-Close; Weekends: All times).
Disabled accessYes
OpenedJanuary 1, 2004
Preceding station HoustonMetroLogoOnly.svg METRORail Following station
McGowen Red Line Bell

Downtown Transit Center is a bus and light rail transportation center in Downtown Houston, Texas, United States, operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO). It includes an island platformed METRORail light rail station and bays for bus service.

The station was opened on January 1, 2004.[1]

The station is located adjacent to the Lee P. Brown Administration Building, the METRO headquarters. The bus bay has parking space for nine buses.[2]

Routes that go through the Downtown Transit Center include:

  • METRORAIL Red Line
  • 6 - Jensen/Tanglewood
  • 9 - North Main/Gulfton
  • 11 - Almeda/Nance
  • 15 - Fulton
  • 30 - Clinton/Cullen
  • 52 - Scott/Hirsch
  • 60 - South MacGregor
  • 77 - Liberty/MLK Limited



  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. ^ Sallee, Rad. "Metro touting future savings from building." Houston Chronicle. Wednesday August 21, 2002. A25. Retrieved on April 5, 2010.

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