Central Station (METRORail station)

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Central Station
S70 at Central Station.JPG
Northbound Red Line train at Central Station
Owned byMETRO
Line(s)HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Line
HoustonMetroGreenLine.svg Green Line
HoustonMetroPurpleLine.svg Purple Line
PlatformsRed Line: 1 island platform,
Green & Purple Lines: side platforms on Rusk and Capitol Streets
Tracks2 Red Line
2 Green & Purple Line
Construction
Bicycle facilitiessidewalk racks
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedFebruary 18, 2015 (Red Line)
May 23, 2015 (Green and Purple Lines)
Services
Preceding station   HoustonMetroLogoOnly.svg METRORail   Following station
toward Fannin South
Red Line
Terminus
Green Line
Purple Line

Central Station is a light rail station served by METRORail in downtown Houston, Texas, United States. It serves as a major transfer point between the Red, Purple and Green lines.

Infrastructure[edit]

The Red Line is served by an island platform along Main Street between Capitol Street and Rusk Street, and officially referred to as Central Station Main. At the time of construction for the Green and Purple Line, the Red Line platform for the station was an infill along the existing line.

Trains served by the Green and Purple Lines eastbound utilize a side platform on Capitol Street between Fannin Street and San Jacinto Street (officially referred to as Central Station Capitol), and westbound trains serve a side platform on Rusk Street between Fannin Street and San Jacinto Street (officially referred to as Central Station Rusk).

History[edit]

The Red line platform opened on February 18, 2015 along the pre-existing rail line. The Green and Purple line platforms opened May 23, 2015.[1][2]

Points of interest[edit]

Destinations located within a short walk of the station include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Station Main to Open for METRORail Passengers". 16 February 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Media Invited to Get On Board METRO's New Light Rail Lines". 17 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.

Coordinates: 29°45′31.79″N 95°21′48.41″W / 29.7588306°N 95.3634472°W / 29.7588306; -95.3634472