UH–Downtown (METRORail station)

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Location One Main Street
Owned by METRO
Line(s) HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Line
Platforms Island
Tracks Two
Parking Not Available
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)
Disabled access Yes
Opened January 1, 2004
Preceding station   HoustonMetroLogoOnly.svg METRORail   Following station
toward Fannin South
Red Line

UH–Downtown is a station on the METRORail Red Line in Houston, Texas (USA) and it is the former northern terminus of the Red Line, until the line was extended in late 2013. The station is located on top of the Main Street viaduct at the campus of the University of Houston–Downtown (UHD).

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[edit]

A bus stop is located just north of the platform. Connecting bus routes are:

Points of interest[edit]

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.

Allen's Landing—the birthplace of the city of Houston—is at the confluence of White Oak Bayou and Buffalo Bayou, and Allen's Landing Park is adjacent to the University of Houston–Downtown.

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.

Coordinates: 29°45′57.34″N 95°21′30.39″W / 29.7659278°N 95.3584417°W / 29.7659278; -95.3584417