Wednesday, December 11, 2013

METRO's Early Christmas Present To H-Town Opening December 21

Since late October, METRO has been doing final testing runs on the METRORail North Line extension in preparation for opening the 5.3 mile line to revenue service.

In making sure everything is working properly like the signals and the boarding platform security cameras as one young tagger found out to his dismay recently, the trains have been simulating passenger runs, stopping, opening and closing doors at the various stations between UH Downtown and the soon to be new termination point of the Red Line at the Northline Transit Center/HCC Station.

To remind everyone in H-town that revenue service is starting on the new light rail line soon, a train was wrapped in a holiday motif to remind everyone that the opening date for revenue passenger service on the North/Red line will be December 21.

There are plans to have a dedication ceremony and concert in Moody Park from 11-5 PM on that date with area vendors and food trucks.   Best of all, rides on METRORail are free that day.

Hmm, probably need to take advantage of it on that date so I can get a feel for where the stations are in relation to each other, get the general lay of the land and what's in the area at each one.

And as a rail transit lover, just want to ride it from one end of the line to the other just so I can say I did it.

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