METRORail restores several major routes in Downtown after fixing power issues

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HOUSTON — METRORail has reopened several major lines in downtown Houston after the routes were stopped temporarily Friday due to a power system failure, city transportation officials said.

METRO rail crews work to restore power.

METRO maintenance crews worked overnight and through Friday morning to make repairs to an underground power system component. The failure was discovered Thursday at 5:45 p.m. and resulted in the immediate suspension of rail service on portions of the Red, Green and Purple lines.

During the outage, nearly 30 bus shuttles operated to help passengers complete their trips in Downtown Houston. METRO apologizes for delays and inconvenience that resulted from the power failure and appreciates everyone’s patience.

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