The Red Line is a 12. 8-mile METRORail light rail route operated by METRO in Houston, Texas. It is the oldest line in the METRORail system, and opened on January 1,2004, a 5. 3-mile northern extension to the first 7. 5-mile section of the line, originally scheduled to open in 2014, opened ahead of schedule on December 21,2013. Starting at the Fannin South station, through the Texas Medical Center, Museum District, Midtown, the length of line south of Hogan Street is located on an elevated structure. Currently older metro rails from the old Fannin South to UH–Downtown line cannot reach the Red Line Extended portion of the line, construction began July 2009, and was expected to continue until the lines opening in 2014, though the opening date was later pushed back to 2015. Because of better than expected progress, the line opened on December 21,2013. On December 8,2011, the FTA announced the award of a $450 million grant from the New Starts transit program to fund construction of the Red Line, the following is a list of stations for this line, listed in order from north to south. Green Line Purple Line A possibility for expansion of the line would take the route to George Bush Intercontinental Airport, METRO Official Website METRO Solutions Go METRORail
UH–Downtown, the northern terminus of the line for nearly 10 years
In Houston's Museum District, northbound and southbound trains take separate streets.