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Construction Boom on the Rail
Monday, June 11, 2012 3:17 PM  

Steel girders for future light-rail bridge on North Line extension

Construction is booming along METRORail's three new lines.

Along the Southeast (Purple) Line, you'll notice a new traffic signal at the corner of Cortelyou and MLK. When completed, the Purple Line will begin in downtown Houston and travel to Palm Center Transit Center.

Along the North (Red) Line extension, the last two steel girders were recently installed for the future light-rail bridge that will carry trains over the HBT railroad tracks. (See photo above). The Red Line extends the existing North Line by 5.3 miles, starting at UH-Downtown and proceeding to the Northline Common Mall and the Northline Transit Center.

And finally, 500 cubic yards of concrete is now curing to form new roadway on the 6.6-mile Purple Line.  

Check out our Facebook page for more pictures.

 

Comments

Steve Palmer said:

Was there supposed to be any info about the third line? Only the Red Line extension and the Purple Line are mentioned.

# June 12, 2012 4:48 PM

Mary Sit said:

We didn't have any recent photos of the East End Line on Facebook, so that line wasn't mentioned - but yes, we are building a 3.3 mile Green Line that will run from downtown to Magnoia Park Transit Center and include nine stations.

Go to www.gometrorail.org/go/doc/2491/1323771/ to read more.

# June 14, 2012 2:31 PM
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