MetroRail service between Lakeline and Leander will stop for 2 weeks


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Starting Friday, June 15, MetroRail will stop running between Lakeline and Leander Stations so crews can make improvements along the track.

Capital Metro says the work will take two weeks and service is expected to resume between those two stations on June 29. 

The transit company is adding double-tracking, which is already in place at several of the other rail stations. Double-tracking allows trains to pass one another without having to wait for a clearing. Positive Train Control is also being installed on the tracks. 

If this closure impacts your commute, CapMetro says you can use these alternative services:

  • MetroExpress Route 985 provides all-day weekday service between Leander, Lakeline and downtown. Commuter Single Ride: $3.50/Day Pass: $7
  • MetroExpress Route 987 serves UT and downtown with weekday (morning and early evening) commuter service. Commuter Single Ride: $3.50/Day Pass: $7

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