List of METRORail stations

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METRORail is a light rail transit system serving Houston, Texas. The system is operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, also known as METRO. The system currently has 37 stations and 22.7 miles (36.5 km) of track, served by three lines.[1] METRORail carries 60,600 passengers a day, making it one of the largest light rail systems in the United States in terms of ridership.[2]

METRORail began service on January 1, 2004, with 16 stations from Fannin South station to UH–Downtown station.[3] The line was extended north to Northline Transit Center with 8 new stations on December 21, 2013, as part of the North/Red Line Extension.[4] 13 stations were added on May 23, 2015, with the opening of the Green and Purple lines.[5] The two lines intersect with the Red Line at the new Central Station, which had partially opened on February 18, 2015 for Red Line trains.[6] Two additional stations on the Green Line are also under construction and are scheduled to be completed in 2017, extending it to the Magnolia Park Transit Center.[7] METRO has also proposed to add 26 more stations on the University and Uptown lines in western Houston.[8]

Only two METRORail stations have public park and rides, Burnett Transit Center and Fannin South; both lots charge a daily rate of $3.[citation needed]

Stations[edit]

dagger Terminal stations
* Transfer stations
Transit center Transit centers[9]
Station Line(s) Location Opened
Altic/Howard Hughes dagger HoustonMetroGreenLine.svg Green Second Ward, Houston May 23, 2015[5]
Bell HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Downtown Houston January 1, 2004[3]
Burnett Transit Center/Casa de Amigos Transit center HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Downtown Houston December 21, 2013[4]
Cavalcade HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Near Northside, Houston December 21, 2013[4]
Central Station * HoustonMetroGreenLine.svg Green
HoustonMetroPurpleLine.svg Purple
HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red
Downtown Houston February 18, 2015[6]
Coffee Plant/Second Ward HoustonMetroGreenLine.svg Green Second Ward, Houston May 23, 2015[5]
Convention District HoustonMetroGreenLine.svg Green
HoustonMetroPurpleLine.svg Purple
Downtown Houston May 23, 2015[5]
Downtown Transit Center Transit center HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Downtown Houston January 1, 2004[3]
Dryden/TMC HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Medical Center, Houston January 1, 2004[3]
EaDo/Stadium * HoustonMetroGreenLine.svg Green
HoustonMetroPurpleLine.svg Purple
East Downtown Houston May 23, 2015[5]
Elgin/Third Ward HoustonMetroPurpleLine.svg Purple Third Ward, Houston May 23, 2015[5]
Ensemble/HCC HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Midtown, Houston January 1, 2004[3]
Fannin South dagger HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Southeast Houston January 1, 2004[3]
Fulton/North Central HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Near Northside, Houston December 21, 2013[4]
Hermann Park / Rice University HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Houston Museum District January 1, 2004[3]
Leeland/Third Ward HoustonMetroPurpleLine.svg Purple East Downtown Houston May 23, 2015[5]
Lindale Park HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Northside, Houston December 21, 2013[4]
Lockwood/Eastwood HoustonMetroGreenLine.svg Green Second Ward, Houston May 23, 2015[5]
MacGregor Park/Martin Luther King, Jr. HoustonMetroPurpleLine.svg Purple Southeast Houston May 23, 2015[5]
Main Street Square HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Downtown Houston January 1, 2004[3]
McGowen HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Midtown, Houston January 1, 2004[3]
Melbourne/North Lindale HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Northside, Houston December 21, 2013[4]
Memorial Hermann Hospital / Houston Zoo HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Medical Center, Houston January 1, 2004[3]
Moody Park HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Near Northside, Houston December 21, 2013[4]
Museum District HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Houston Museum District January 1, 2004[3]
Northline Transit Center/HCC dagger Transit center HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Northside, Houston December 21, 2013[4]
Palm Center Transit Center dagger Transit center HoustonMetroPurpleLine.svg Purple Southeast Houston May 23, 2015[5]
Preston HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Downtown Houston January 1, 2004[3]
Quitman/Near Northside HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Near Northside, Houston December 21, 2013[4]
Reliant Park HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Reliant Park, Houston January 1, 2004[3]
Robertson Stadium/UH/TSU HoustonMetroPurpleLine.svg Purple Third Ward, Houston May 23, 2015[5]
Smith Lands HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Medical Center, Houston January 1, 2004[3]
Texas Medical Center Transit Center Transit center HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Medical Center, Houston January 1, 2004[3]
Theater District dagger HoustonMetroGreenLine.svg Green
HoustonMetroPurpleLine.svg Purple
Houston Theater District May 23, 2015[5]
UH South/University Oaks HoustonMetroPurpleLine.svg Purple Third Ward, Houston May 23, 2015[5]
UH–Downtown HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Downtown Houston January 1, 2004[3]
Wheeler Transit center HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Midtown, Houston January 1, 2004[3]

Stations under construction[edit]

dagger Terminal stations
Transit center Transit centers[9]
Station Line(s) Location Projected
opening
Cesar Chavez/67th Street HoustonMetroGreenLine.svg Green Magnolia Park, Houston 2017[7]
Magnolia Park Transit Center dagger Transit center HoustonMetroGreenLine.svg Green Magnolia Park, Houston 2017[7]

Planned and proposed stations[edit]

In addition to the 26 stations listed below, three existing stations will be made into transfer stations with the University Line: Wheeler station on the Red Line, and the Robertson Stadium/UH/TSU and Elgin/Third Ward on the Purple Line.[8]

dagger Terminal stations
* Transfer stations
Transit center Transit centers[9]
Station Line(s) Location
Almeda      University Houston Museum District
Ambassador Way      Uptown Uptown Houston
Bellaire *      University
     Uptown
Bellaire
Cullen      University Third Ward, Houston
Cummins      University Upper Kirby, Houston
Eastwood Transit Center dagger Transit center      University Eastwood, Houston
Edloe      University Upper Kirby, Houston
Four Oaks      Uptown Uptown Houston
Gulfton      University Gulfton, Houston
Hillcroft Transit Center dagger Transit center      University Sharpstown, Houston
Hutchins      University Third Ward, Houston
Kirby      University Upper Kirby, Houston
Memorial      Uptown Memorial Park, Houston
Menil      University Montrose, Houston
Montrose      University Montrose, Houston
Newcastle      University West University Place
Northwest Transit Center dagger Transit center      Uptown Spring Branch, Houston
Richmond      Uptown Uptown Houston
San Felipe      Uptown Uptown Houston
Shepherd      University Upper Kirby, Houston
Tierwester      University Third Ward, Houston
TSU      University Third Ward, Houston
Uptown Park      Uptown Uptown Houston
Weslayan      University West University Place
West Alabama      Uptown Uptown Houston
Westheimer      Uptown Uptown Houston

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sit, Mary (October 11, 2012). "East End Line Gets First Station Canopy". Write On Metro. Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Public Transportation Ridership Report, Fourth Quarter 2015" (PDF). American Public Transportation Association. March 2, 2016. p. 3. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Wall, Lucas (January 1, 2004). "Houstonians flock downtown as Metro light rail rolls out today". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Begley, Dug (December 20, 2013). "North Line latest step, but hardly the last". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Begley, Dug (May 23, 2015). "Metro rail lines open across Houston". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Begley, Dug (February 17, 2015). "New station's opening demonstrates rail progress and setbacks". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c Begley, Dug (September 17, 2014). "More trouble for rail lines as opening pushed to next year". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "METRORail System Plan" (PDF) (Map). GO METRORail. Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. February 20, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b c "Transit Centers". Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. Retrieved July 10, 2016.