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Houston METRO notes progress on three light-rail lines

Construction on three Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) light-rail lines are nearly half finished and on track to open in 2014, the agency announced earlier this week.

METRO is building the four-mile East End line, which will run from the Magnolia Transit Center to downtown Houston; the North Line, which will extend the existing Red Line 5.3 miles through Houston’s north side; and the six-mile Southeast Line, which will run from downtown Houston to near Palm Center.

In addition, construction is under way on the East End line’s first three rail stations: EaDO/Stadium, Lockwood/Easton and Coffee Plant/Second Ward.

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