Railway Track and Structures

Houston’s METRO opens new light rail

Houston’s METRO opens new light rail – Industry Today

On January 1, METRORail in Houston inaugurated service on a $324-million, 7.5-mile light rail line. The line’s debut comes after a successful ballot proposition in late 2003 that authorizes up to $640 million in revenue bonds to start expanding the rail system. The new tracks are part of a master plan valued at $11.9 billion to build 73 miles of rail by 2025.

The new line is expected to carry 33,000 riders per day.

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