MetroRail segment construction finishes as delays arise
The new MetroRail North Line has extended the existing Red Line and connects the University of Houston-Downtown to the Northline Commons, which is located outside the 610 North Loop near Houston Community College.
The North Line represents the beginning of a series of future MetroRail unveilings, as it is the first line to open in almost 10 years, with four more possible lines scheduled for the future.
The 5.3-mile North Line extension, which opened its doors to commuters on Dec. 21, cost $756 million and provides a cumulative 13-mile stretch of public transportation within the city, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The North and Red Lines, combined, stretch from past the intersection of the I-45 and 610 North Loop, follow I-45 south until UH-D, cut through downtown Houston and end at the Fannin South Station, past Reliant Stadium.
Future lines include the University, Southeast, Uptown and East End Lines.
Construction of the University Line, a segment of which is located on Scott Street near the University, is on hold because of funding, according to the MetroRail website.
More information can be found at ridemetro.org