Capital Metro to Offer Extended MetroRail Service for Pecan Street Festival
Saturday train service to run between 10 a.m. and midnight
AUSTIN, Texas - Capital Metro will provide extended hours for MetroRail on Saturday, May 5, offering a hassle-free way to downtown during the annual Pecan Street Festival.
MetroRail service will begin early Saturday, with the first southbound departure at 10:20 a.m. from Kramer Station and a final northbound downtown departure at 11:49 p.m. It's a quick ride to Downtown Station at Fourth and Trinity Streets, just 2 short blocks away from the festival. MetroRail will not operate on Sunday.
Festival goers can also catch a ride to 6th Street using MetroRapid or any of the Local bus routes that serve downtown. MetroRapid routes share eight stations downtown, with two located adjacent to 6th Street. Both MetroRapid Routes 801 and 803 run every 15 minutes throughout the weekend.
Capital Metro expects full vehicles during the festival. Collapsible strollers are welcome on board the buses and trains, provided they are folded and stowed during transit. Wagons and non-folding strollers are not allowed on board. When trains are at capacity and standing room only, bikes are limited to four per compartment (eight total per train). Capital Metro's buses have racks that hold three bikes each.
Capital Metro's "Join the Movement" bus will be at Downtown Station Saturday; representatives will be present to discuss and answer questions about the upcoming Cap Remap bus service changes and Project Connect, a regional plan for a potential future high-capacity transit system. Participants who take the Project Connect survey will receive a free Capital Metro tote bag.
Riders can plan their trip using the Capital Metro Trip Planner, the CapMetro App, by calling the GO Line at 512-474-1200 or visiting our special events web page for specific schedules and fare information.
Mariette Hummel 917-592-8633