Facts and Figures

Operator Metro
System Type Light Rail
Year Opened 2004
# of Lines 3
# of Cars  
Mileage 22.7 miles
Gauge Standard
Stations 37
Power Overhead
Data Date 2016
1st Visit 9/2015
Last Visit 9/2015
% Rode 100%

US > Central US Transit
Houston Texas


Houston Metro Light rail system was officially opened in January 2004. They were the largest city in the US without a fixed guideway transit system. But they are in the top ten for traffic congestion. The new system has met with a lot of opposition, but is now doing very well.The system opened 2 additional lines in 2015

The Houston Intercontinental Airport maintains an internal transit system linking the terminals:



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