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Houston METRO Service Interruptions to Make Way for Marathon Runners

Jan 10, 2018 Back

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Service Interruptions to Make Way for Marathon Runners

METRORail service will be interrupted in two areas on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, during the Chevron Houston Marathon. 

Rides on METRORail are FREE for both half and full marathon participants wearing a bib on race day. In addition to 
using a METRO Q Fare Card, anyone else can purchase a ticket from a smartphone with Q Mobile Ticketing or from a
machine on a rail platform.

The service interruptions will follow this schedule. 

6:30 - 7:30 a.m.

Service will be suspended between the Preston Station northbound platform and UH Downtown Station. Customers who
need to continue northbound must proceed to the University of Houston Downtown (UHD) Station. Customers traveling
southbound from UHD Station will proceed to Preston Station.

6 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Service will be suspended between the Main Street Square Station northbound and southbound platforms, between McKinney
Street and Lamar Street.

To continue the trip at no additional charge, customers will exit at either Main Street Square Station platform and proceed
one block to the other platform in the direction they are traveling.

Due to the marathon, METRORail Green and Purple lines will be experiencing delays from 5:30 - 7:30 a.m.


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