Since 11th of January this year, you can take the green transit line all the way to Magnolia Park.
Green LTR line now fully working
So now you can take the Green LTR line from Theater District to Mangolia Park. At Central Station you can also change to the Red LTR line that runs between Fannin South and Northline Transit Center. At EaDo Stadium you can switch to the Purple LTR line.
It is really time for a 2 million city to get a LTR or tram system and Metrorail is doing a really great job for the city. The Red LTR line opened on 1st of January 2004, then the Green and Purple on 23rd of May 2015. Now the last part of the green line also opened.!
Ridership Figures for You
- February 1, 2004: 64,005 passengers rode the METRORail to Super Bowl XXXVIII
- February 23, 2004: 54,193 passenger boardings were recorded, the highest weekday at the time
- February 27, 2007: 56,388 passengers were recorded the day of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
- March 15, 2012: 70,611 passengers were recorded; many of whom attended the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and a performance by The Band Perry after the rodeo at the Reliant Park sports complex.
- March 19, 2014: 76,925 passengers were recorded due in part to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
The company behind the LTR lines in Houston is called METRORail. The LTR wagons are from Siemens that produced them in Florin, California.
Here is a video from riding the Green LTR line in Houston
The standard fare for LTR in Houston lines is $1.25 for both cash and MetroQ Fare Card riders; $3 for a Day Pass. The discount fare of $0.60 available for MetroQ Fare Card riders who are seniors 65-69, disabled, Medicare cardholders or full-time students (elementary, high school and university); $1.50 for a Day Pass. All discount riders must show ID (except for elementary and high school students). Free transfers to METRO buses are available with the MetroQ Fare Card only, for 3 hours in the same direction only.
It is really nice to see that Houston have expanded its new LTR system. It seems like lots of US cities have got better transit options etc. People should walk more and also polute less, so this is right step for Houston!