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HOUSTON – The wait is over for two new light-rail lines. 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.

On Saturday Metro, provided free light-rail rides and a free concert sponsored by Parsons and Houston Rapid Transit.

RAILFEST 2015, was held in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, BBVA Compass Stadium and CBS Radio.

“It was really clean and new and it was nice,” said Sarah Rodriguez about one of the new trains. “I liked it!”

“Fantastic!” agreed Sandria Christie. “I enjoy it and I’ll keep using it.”

The new lines provide travel to downtown Theater District and nightlife and entertainment centers including Discovery Green, the George R. Brown Convention Center, Toyota Center, BBVA Compass Stadium and Minute Maid.

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