Main Street Square (METRORail station)

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Main Street Square
METRORail 5.jpg
Location Main Street; Between Walker & McKinney and Lamar & Dallas
Owned by METRO
Line(s) HoustonMetroRedLine.svg Red Line
Platforms Split Island
Tracks Two
Parking Not Available
Bicycle facilities Adjacent sidewalk racks, Bicycles allowed on train during off peak times (Weekdays: 9am-3pm & 8pm-Close; Weekends: All Times).
Disabled access Yes
Opened January 1, 2004
Preceding station   HoustonMetroLogoOnly.svg METRORail   Following station
toward Fannin South
Red Line

Main Street Square is a station on the METRORail Red Line in Houston, Texas (USA). This originally was the 3rd station heading south along the rail line and is in the heart of downtown. There are many shopping areas and offices nearby.

The station is located on Main Street in Downtown Houston and has two separate platforms. The northbound platform is located between the Walker and McKinney Streets, while the southbound platform is located between Lamar and Dallas Streets. These two platforms are divided by the Main Street Square fountain.

Points of interest[edit]

Attractions located within a short walk of the station include Houston City Hall, the main branch of the Houston Public Library, Discovery Green, Toyota Center, George R. Brown Convention Center and the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

Connecting Bus Routes[edit]

All of these routes connect at or nearby both of the station platforms.

LOCAL: 1 Hospital, 3 Langley/West Gray, 5 Kashmere Gardens/Southmore, 6 Jensen/Tanglewood, 9 North Main/Gulfton, 11 Almeda/Nance, 15 Fulton, 18 Kirby Limited, 20 Canal/Long Point Limited, 24 Northline, 30 Clinton/Cullen, 40 Telephone/Pecore, 44 Acres Homes Limited, 48 Navigation, 50 Harrisburg/Heights, 52 Hirsch/Scott, 53 Briar Forest Limited, 56 Airline Limited, 60 South MacGregor, 66 Yale, 77 Liberty/MLK, 78 Alabama/Irvington, 79 West Little York, 80 Dowling/Lyons, 81 Westheimer-Sharpstown, 82 Westheimer-West Oaks, 85 Antoine.

LIMITED: 102 Bush IAH Limited, 108 Veterans Memorial Limited, 131 Memorial Limited, 137 Northshore Limited.

COMMUTER: 202 Kuykendahl, 204 Spring, 209 North Corridor Combined, 212 Seton Lake, 221 Kingsland, 244 Monroe, 246 Bay Area, 247 Fuqua, 249 Gulf Corridor Combined, 255 Kingwood, 256 Eastex, 257 Townsen, 259 Eastex Corridor Combined, 262 Westwood, 265 West Bellfort, 269 Southwest Corridor Combined.

SHUTTLE & CIRCULATOR: 313 Allen Parkway Special.

View across the tracks.

Coordinates: 29°45′26.64″N 95°21′52.33″W / 29.7574000°N 95.3645361°W / 29.7574000; -95.3645361