Stadium Park/Astrodome (METRORail station)

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Stadium Park/Astrodome
Houston Reliant Park Station.jpg
Location 8400 block Fannin @ Holly Hall Streets, Houston
Coordinates 29°41′9.47″N 95°24′12.19″W / 29.6859639°N 95.4033861°W / 29.6859639; -95.4033861
Owned by METRO
Line(s) HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Line
Platforms Island
Tracks two
Construction
Parking private lots nearby
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened January 1, 2004
Services
Preceding station   HoustonMetroLogoOnly.svg METRORail   Following station
Terminus
Red Line

Stadium Park/Astrodome is an island platformed METRORail light rail station in Houston, Texas, United States. The station was opened on January 1, 2004 originally as Reliant Park station,[1] and is operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO). The station is located at the intersection of Fannin Street and Holly Hall Street, next to NRG Park. This station is decorated with various photographs from The Astrodome's history including the Rodeo, the Houston Astros and an Elvis concert.

Despite Reliant Park changing its name to NRG Park in 2014, the station, interestingly, continued to bear its former name for two more years. In late 2016, METRO finally changed its name to Stadium Park/Astrodome, yet opted not to rename it after NRG.[2]

Points of interest near Reliant Park Station include convention and entertainment facilities such as the Astrodome, NRG Stadium, NRG Arena and NRG Center. The station served Six Flags Astroworld until the park closed in October 2005. The station also serves commuters working downtown or in the Texas Medical Center area, many of whom live in large apartment and condominium complexes located nearby.

Reliant Park Station includes the only closed platform in the system. The station has a second platform on the Southbound Side opposite the island platform that is not in use.

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. ^ October 2016 "Metro approves rail station name change to Stadium Park/Astrodome" Check |url= value (help). 21 March 2017.