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Operator Metro
System Type Light Rail
Year Opened 2004
# of Lines 3
# of Cars  
Mileage 22.7 miles
Gauge Standard
Stations 37
Power Overhead
Fare Media Tkts/POP
Website Metro
Data Date 2016
1st Visit 9/2015
Last Visit 9/2015
% Rode 100%
Central US Transit >Houston
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Houston

Houston up until 2004 was the largest US city without a fixed guideway transit system. Many said the oil/car centered city would never have a successfull light rail system, they were wrong.

The north-south red line opened linking downtown to the medical centers to the south. Quickly this line became very popular. A northern extension was later opened.

Next came the Purple and Green lines heading west from downtown. The Green line has an extension underway. There is talks of more lines and extensions in the future.

Below are the stations featured on this system listed in alphabetical order. Choose your station:

New Station Line Served # of photos # new
Altic/Howard Hughes       8 8
Central-Capital       9 9
Central-Main       12 12
Central-Rusk       3 3
Convention District       4 4
Dryden/TMC       8 8
EaDo/Stadium       10 10
Fannin South       2 2
Hermann Park/Rice U       6 6
Lakewood       2 2
Museum District       4 4
Northline TC/HCC       4 4
Palm Center TC       7 7
Robertson Stadium/UH/TSU       8 8
Theater District       10 10
Yards       28 28
 

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