Houston METRORail

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METRORail is a light rail system serving Downtown Houston, Texas Medical Center, Astrodome area, and University of Houston.

Train service

Station information:

Select station

The light rail system consists of three lines:

Red Line - Northline - Downtown - TMC - Fannin South
Green Line - Altic/Howard Hughes - Theatre District
Purple Line - Palm Center TC - Theatre District

Green and Purple lines operate every 12 minutes. Red line runs evry 6 minutes.


How to take METRORail

Plan your trip

Select a station through the map above for access and parking information on individual stations.

Riding METRORail

Before you board the light rail, you need to buy a ticket or pass from a METRORail ticket machine (located at every station). Light rail is a proof of payment system. Riders must have a valid or pass while onboard the light rail.

On the platform, board the train that goes to your station. The headsign on the vehicle will show the destination (with line color on background). The line and train destination are announced at stations.

On the train, announcements will be made for the next station.


Bicycles can be taken aboard METRORail at all hours on all cars with no additional fare. There are no bike racks on METRORail trains. Rider can place the bicycle in the disabled area (which must be vacated for disabled riders) and hold the bike while the train is in motion.

Disabled access

METRORail trains provide level boarding at all doors.