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It's Go Time!

Commuter Rail photo of a young man and a young woman waiting at a Metro Rail station with a train in the background.

The MetroRail Red Line is our commuter rail service that extends from downtown Austin to Leander. It’s been a decade since we launched Metrorail and the next step is to reach its full potential. Our region is growing and the needs of our communities are shifting. So, what’s next?

We're already improving the Red Line by adding a second set of tracks near select stations, which will lessen delays and increase the frequency we can run trains. That lets us add new trips and accommodate more customers. The Project Connect plan also includes the new MetroRail Green Line, which would connect neighborhoods east of Central Austin to downtown.

What’s planned for commuter rail?