MetroRail Downtown Station Closure Saturday Service Suspension - Effective June 3 until late 2019
MetroRail Downtown Station Closure Saturday Service Suspension - Effective June 3 until late 2019

Here's what you need to know

Downtown Shuttle

Route 451 Downtown/Saltillo Shuttle operates between Plaza Saltillo and 4th & Trinity.

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Alternative Routes

We've got you covered while service is disrupted. Find the bus route that fits you best.

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What's Coming

The new Downtown Station will transform MetroRail. Find out what it'll look like.

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MetroRail operates weekdays with no service on Saturday or Sunday (through the end of 2019).

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Why fight traffic on your commute to and from work when you can use the time for something you'd rather be doing instead?

Catch a Rail Connector bus

  • Take the train to MLK Station and then hop on a Connector bus to take you to the UT campus (Route 465).
  • At Kramer Station, Route 466 will take you to The Domain or UT's Pickle Research Campus.
  • At Plaza Saltillo, Route 451 will take you the rest of the way downtown from Plaza Saltillo to 4th and Trinity Streets.

Night rail service

MetroRail trains run late on Friday night. Enjoy Austin's downtown, where there's always something going on, or destinations at any stop along the line. The last train leaves Plaza Saltillo at about 12:30 a.m. Friday night. To use the train from downtown, catch Route 451 from 4th & Trinity and it'll take you to Plaza Saltillo. If you're out even later, check our Late-Night Service.

Remember, construction for our PTC project has forced us to discontinue weekend Metrorail service through the end of 2019. Customers taking MetroRail late on Fridays can catch the shuttle bus ( Route 451) from 4th and Trinity to Plaza Saltillo or use alternatives that offer great service.

A guaranteed ride home

If you're worried about how you'll get home in case of an emergency and thus hesitant to take the train, then we've got you covered. The Guaranteed Ride Home program provides registered MetroExpress, MetroFlyer, MetroRail and MetroRideShare customers with a taxi ride home from work in the event of an unexpected emergency. For an annual membership fee of $5, you can register and get reimbursed for up to 4 emergency taxi rides a year.