METRORail Purple Line Schedules & Maps


The Southeast side is a community brimming with history. Emancipation Park was created in 1870 to commemorate the end of slavery in the US. The South Central YMCA played a primary role in the desegregation movement during the 1960s. The Third Ward was once home to bluesmen Lightnin’ Hopkins, Johnny Copeland and Albert Collins. Generations of students have passed through the doors of the University of Houston and Texas Southern University. Today, the Southeast community is home to progressive arts organization Project Row Houses, the Columbia Tap multi-use hike and bike trail, and the nationally recognized KIPP Academy.


A multitude of entertainment and food destinations are waiting to be discovered along the downtown stretch of the Southeast Line. From outdoor activities at Discovery Green to a game at Minute Maid Park or a show at the Hobby Center, there’s something for every taste. When it’s time to eat, you have a variety of choices, from fine dining to grab-and-go light bites.

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METRORail Purple Line

METRORail Purple Line Travel Time End-to-End is 27 Minutes

Average Travel Time Theater District to:
Location Platform Direction Address Travel Time (In Minutes)
Theater District Eastbound
550 Rusk St.
650 Capitol St.
Central Station Eastbound
1150 Rusk
1150 Capitol St.
Convention District Eastbound
1715 Rusk St.
1615 Capitol St.
EaDo / Stadium Eastbound and Westbound 2020 1/2 Texas Ave. 10
Leeland / Third Ward Northbound
1550 Scott St.
1650 Scott St.
Elgin / Third Ward Northbound and Southbound 3250 Scott St. 17
TSU / UH Athletics District Northbound and Southbound 3715 Scott St. 19
UH South / University Oaks
4450 Wheeler St.
4451 Wheeler St.
MacGregor Park / Martin Luther King, Jr. Northbound
4750 1/2 Martin Luther King Blvd.
4751 1/2 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Palm Center Transit Center Eastbound and Westbound 5450 Griggs St. 27

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