Early Warning: No Light Rail This Weekend

If you're planning to be all urban and hip and modern by rocking the light rail system this weekend, forget about it. You're back on the bus.

Metro is closing the system starting at 8 p.m. Friday, and it won't be back up until midnight Sunday.

The Texas Children's Hospital is building a new pedestrian bridge over Fannin, and they can't do that without trains going through all the time. So you can give it up for sick kids, right?

Says Metro:

During weekend construction, customers will be provided bus service immediately adjacent to the rail line, with two exceptions. In Downtown Houston, buses will operate on Travis (northbound) and Fannin (southbound) between UH‐Downtown and the Downtown Transit Center. The other exception will be in the Texas Medical Center (TMC), where buses will operate on Main Street between the TMC and Cambridge Street (formerly Macgregor).

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