BREAKING: Metro delays rail line opening
September 18, 2014
Metro announced today that two light rail lines, including the Purple Line, which runs primarily on Wheeler Street, will have a delayed 2015 opening. Problems with axle counters, which mark where trains are along the line, and a construction error in downtown near Minute Maid Park are to blame, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Two months ago, officials announced that both lines would be opening in December, just shy of their originally announced deadline. The rail line has been in construction since 2011.
Officials will present a revised schedule at Metro’s next board meeting on Sept. 25.