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Houston METRO to begin light-rail service Jan. 1

On Jan. 1, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) will begin light-rail service on its 7.5-mile starter line.

Rides will be free through Jan. 4, after which passengers will be charged a $1 fare. Transfers to and from local buses are free.

Trains will run from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Jan. 25. Permanent hours of operation begin Jan 26, at which time service will be available from 4:20 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Friday; 5:25 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday and 5:25 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday.

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