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METRO resumes bus and rail service on a limited basis after hurricane landfall

METRORail, buses and METROLift services were shut down late Monday ahead of the storm.
Credit: METRO

TUESDAY UPDATE: METRO will resume limited service this morning for local bus, METRORail, METRORapid, and METROLift. Transit services will operate as early as 8 a.m. today on the Authority's busiest core routes. METRO safety teams will also begin assessing HOV/HOT lanes at daylight to determine which corridors will be safe to open. Service for METRO Park & Ride will not resume today.

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HOUSTON — METRO will suspend light rail and local bus service tonight after 7 p.m. as Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches and won't resume until conditions are safe.

METROLift customers are urged to reschedule trips at the METROLift Reservations Center at 713-225-6716 or the Dispatch Center at 713-225-0410.

METRO's Customer Service Call Center will extend its regular hours until 10 p.m. That number is 713-635-4000.

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On Tuesday, Sept. 14, METRO will continue to monitor the severe weather and will resume METRORail, local bus service and METROLift only when it is safe to do so, and this may be a gradual return based on weather conditions.

Also Tuesday, Park & Ride service will be suspended and all HOV/HOT lanes will be closed:

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