New MetroRail Schedule Coming March 19
We know MetroRail schedules have been unreliable at times recently, and we're doing something about it. During the week of March 19, we'll put in place a new schedule that will enable you to get where you need to go with more confidence. We will evaluate the schedule and adjust if necessary.
Thank you for your patience during this process and thank you for helping us make the service work better.
Please refer to these schedules, beginning March 19:
Why fight traffic on your commute to and from work when you can use the time for something you'd rather be doing instead? Board a MetroRail train and watch the scenery, read, catch up with a friend or surf the web with free onboard Wi-Fi. Visit our Online Marketplace to purchase your fare.
550 MetroRail Red Line
In January 2018, we added more capacity to MetroRail's morning and evening service. Cap Metro will run 2 paired trips 6 times a day, helping to relieve overcrowded trains.
The paired trips are as follows:
From Leander Station in the Morning
- 6:51 a.m. and 6:56 a.m.
- 7:27 a.m. and 7:32 a.m
- 8:03 a.m. and 8:08 a.m.
From Downtown Station in the Evening
- 4:17 p.m. and 4:22 p.m.
- 4:53 p.m. and 4:58 p.m.
- 5:29 p.m. and 5:34 p.m.
Catch a Rail Connector bus
Take the train to MLK Station and then hop on a Connector bus to take you to the Capitol ( Route 464) or the UT campus ( the 465). At Kramer Station, the 466 will take you to The Domain or the Pickle Research Campus.
Night rail service
MetroRail trains run late on Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoy Austin's downtown, where there's always something going on, or destinations at any stop along the line. On Saturdays, trains begin service at 4 p.m. The last train leaves Downtown Station at 12:30 Friday and midnight Saturday. If you're out later than that, check our Late-Night Service.
A guaranteed ride home
If you're worried about how you'll get home in case of an emergency and thus hesitant to take the train, then we've got you covered. The Guaranteed Ride Home program provides registered MetroExpress, MetroFlyer, MetroRail and MetroRideShare customers with a taxi ride home from work in the event of an unexpected emergency. For an annual membership fee of $5, you can register and get reimbursed for up to 4 emergency taxi rides a year.