Connecting Communities with Rail Service and Free Ne-Yo Concert
The wait is over for new, convenient, expanded rail service in the region. Beginning Saturday, May 23, 2015 there will be more transit options as two new light-rail lines begin serving the community. The Green Line (East End Line) travels along Harrisburg through the historic East End and The Purple Line (Southeast Line) travels through one of Houston’s oldest African-American neighborhoods.
“This is a huge step forward for our region. These two new lines will provide greater transit options and help spark development in the communities they serve.” said Gilbert Garcia, METRO Chairman. “This has been a long time coming; people have been working on this for 20 years. We opened the Northline extension of the Red Line in December 2013. There has been a great deal of success with that line and we expect to do very well with these two new ones.”
“The start of METRORail service to the vibrant, diverse historic east and southeast communities marks a major milestone in METRO’s commitment to expanding transportation options for Houstonians,” said Mayor Annise D. Parker. “Congratulations to Chairman Garcia and the METRO Board for their vision and leadership to improve transportation options for all Houstonians.”