Rail bridge construction will affect MetroRail service in June

Capital Metro, Williamson County projects will also close portion of Brushy Creek Trail

Austin, TX - Capital Metro will make scheduled upgrades on the railroad bridge between Lakeline and Leander Stations between Monday, June 5 and Friday, June 30. The bridge work is required to enable long-term speed, safety and reliability enhancements along the MetroRail Red Line.

The construction will affect the last morning departure from Leander to Downtown Station and the first afternoon train from downtown to Leander. Capital Metro will provide bus service between Lakeline and Leander Stations for affected riders. The construction also will close a portion of the Brushy Creek Regional Trail.

Customers traveling southbound from Leander on the 8:40 a.m. train will board a dedicated bus to take them to Lakeline Station, where they will be able to catch the 9:22 a.m. southbound train. Customers traveling northbound to Leander on the 3:44 p.m. departure from Downtown Station will transfer at Lakeline Station to a dedicated bus that will take them to Leander. For more information about MetroRail schedules, please visit capmetro.org.

A portion of the Brushy Creek Regional Trail will temporarily close from Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 30, due to the railroad construction. The closed portion of the trail is between Brushy Creek Sports Park and the 183A Trailhead.

While the bridge work is under construction, Williamson County will perform needed repairs to the adjacent boardwalk. There is no alternate route available for this portion of the trail. For safety reasons, the trail and construction area will be completely fenced off and not open to the public during construction. Progress will be assessed throughout the construction period to determine if more time will be needed or, potentially, if the trail can be reopened ahead of schedule.

Capital Metro will work to ensure minimal disruption to its customers, as well as to park patrons. For more information, please call 512-389-7525, email feedback@capmetro.org or go to capmetro.org.


Media Contacts:
Capital Metro: Mariette Hummel
Williamson County: Connie Watson
512-943-1663 (office)
512-943-1122 (media line)
Cedar Park: Jennie Huerta
512-401-5160 (office)