Ensemble/HCC station

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Ensemble/HCC
HCC-Ensemble Metro Rail Stop.JPG
LocationMain Street @ Berry Street
Coordinates29°44′21.96″N 95°22′43.62″W / 29.7394333°N 95.3787833°W / 29.7394333; -95.3787833Coordinates: 29°44′21.96″N 95°22′43.62″W / 29.7394333°N 95.3787833°W / 29.7394333; -95.3787833
Owned byMETRO
Line(s)HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Construction
Parkingnone
Bicycle facilitiesYes (adjacent sidewalk racks)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone1
History
OpenedJanuary 1, 2004
Services
Preceding station HoustonMetroLogoOnly.svg METRORail Following station
Wheeler Red Line McGowen

Ensemble/HCC 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 Midtown,[2] this station is close to both the Houston Community College System's Central College campus and The Ensemble Theatre, which together give the station its name.

The station was to have originally been called Berry/HCC due to its location at the intersection of Main and Berry Streets near the Houston Community College Central Campus.[3] However, Ensemble/HCC was chosen as the official name after Houston mayor Lee P. Brown presented a proposal from The Ensemble Theatre to include their name in the station naming. This is the only station to have its name altered from the original ones proposed by METRO.[3]

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. ^ There are separate boundaries for the Midtown Super Neighborhood and the Midtown Management District. See City of Houston maps: Midtown Super Neighborhood and Management district map. Retrieved on June 4, 2019. - Also see: 2006 Midtown Management District Land Use Map and "SERVICE AND IMPROVEMENT PLAN AND ASSESSMENT PLAN FOR FISCAL YEARS 2015-2024." Midtown Houston Management District. Retrieved on April 4, 2009. Map on page 25/25 of the PDF.
  3. ^ a b Sallee, Rad (July 27, 2001). "Metro names rail boarding stations; One stop recognizes black theater group". The Houston Chronicle. p. A27.