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METRO’s Light Rail Red And Green Line Back In Service After Repairs To Electrical Wires

The service along the Purple line, from EaDo/ Stadium Station to Palm Center Station, is still suspended. Repairs should be completed by the end of the week.

Metro light rail train at the Dryden Station.
Gail Delaughter/Houston Public Media
This file photo shows a METRO light rail train at Houston’s Dryden station, which is part of the Red Line.

The Red and Green lines of METRO’s light rail in Houston are operating again, after crews have completed repairs to overhead electrical wires. The Red line runs from Northline/HCC Station to Fannin South and the Green line covers from Theater District Station to the Magnolia Transit Center.

The repairs started last week because of two overhead electrical wires that broke recently. One wire broke near the Burnett Bridge, along the Red Line, and the other break occurred near the intersection of Dallas and Scott streets.

A partial shutdown on the Purple Line remains in effect from EaDo/ Stadium Station to Palm Center Station. Free bus shuttles are available along the Purple Line to transport customers.

The wires will be reinforced at more than 70 locations and METRO anticipates the entire project will be completed by the end of the week.