Houston North Rail Line to open Dec. 21

Written by Douglas John Bowen

Houston's North Rail Line will open for service on Dec. 21, 2013, according to Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County officials addressing a luncheon held by the Greater Houston Partnership Tuesday, Oct. 22.

The $756 million, 5.3-mile light rail transit extension will link MetroRail’s University of Houston Downtown Station, one current LRT terminus, with Northline Commons via Main Street and Fulton Street, and is the first addition to Houston’s initial 7.5-mile, LRT segment, which opened in January 2004.

MetroRail officials earlier this year targeted an opening date for the line prior to Christmas. 

Two other LRT routes, the East Line and Southeast Line, currently are scheduled to begin operations next year.

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