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Capital Metro to Evaluate New Rail Schedule March 19-23

AUSTIN, Texas- Beginning Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23, Capital Metro will evaluate a new MetroRail schedule that should help reduce train delays, providing a more reliable rail service for customers.

To ensure the transition will be seamless, routes for rail connector buses have been adjusted as well.

Please refer to these schedules, beginning March 19:

  • Route 550 - MetroRail Red Line
  • Route 464 - MLK/Capitol
  • Route 465 - MLK/UT Campus
  • Route 466 - Kramer/Domain

The agency is currently working on two major construction projects along the 32-mile line. Additional passing points are being built that will enable the service - once the new Downtown Station is completed - to double its frequency and capacity. The other project involves implementing a federally mandated positive train control system, which will ensure the long-term safety and security of the service.

The rail construction projects will continue throughout 2018, and some service disruptions can be expected for the remainder of the year.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mariette Hummel, 917-592-8633, mariette.hummel@capmetro.org

Capital Metro to Evaluate New Rail Schedule March 19-23

AUSTIN, Texas- Beginning Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23, Capital Metro will evaluate a new MetroRail schedule that should help reduce train delays, providing a more reliable rail service for customers.

To ensure the transition will be seamless, routes for rail connector buses have been adjusted as well.

Please refer to these schedules, beginning March 19:

  • Route 550 - MetroRail Red Line
  • Route 464 - MLK/Capitol
  • Route 465 - MLK/UT Campus
  • Route 466 - Kramer/Domain

The agency is currently working on two major construction projects along the 32-mile line. Additional passing points are being built that will enable the service - once the new Downtown Station is completed - to double its frequency and capacity. The other project involves implementing a federally mandated positive train control system, which will ensure the long-term safety and security of the service.

The rail construction projects will continue throughout 2018, and some service disruptions can be expected for the remainder of the year.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mariette Hummel, 917-592-8633, mariette.hummel@capmetro.org

Capital Metro to Evaluate New Rail Schedule March 19-23

AUSTIN, Texas- Beginning Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23, Capital Metro will evaluate a new MetroRail schedule that should help reduce train delays, providing a more reliable rail service for customers.

To ensure the transition will be seamless, routes for rail connector buses have been adjusted as well.

Please refer to these schedules, beginning March 19:

  • Route 550 - MetroRail Red Line
  • Route 464 - MLK/Capitol
  • Route 465 - MLK/UT Campus
  • Route 466 - Kramer/Domain

The agency is currently working on two major construction projects along the 32-mile line. Additional passing points are being built that will enable the service - once the new Downtown Station is completed - to double its frequency and capacity. The other project involves implementing a federally mandated positive train control system, which will ensure the long-term safety and security of the service.

The rail construction projects will continue throughout 2018, and some service disruptions can be expected for the remainder of the year.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mariette Hummel, 917-592-8633, mariette.hummel@capmetro.org