​METRORail Purple Line

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.

There are a multitude of entertainment and food destinations just waiting to be discovered along the downtown stretch of the Southeast Line. From outdoor activities at Discovery Green to a gam at Minute Maid Park or a show at the Hobby Center, ​there’s something for every taste.

Map

Map of the METRORail Purple line

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Schedule

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

Average Travel Time Theater District to:
LocationTravel Time (In Minutes)
Theater District
Central Station Rusk5
Convention District8
EADO / Stadium10
Leeland / Third Ward13
Elgin / Third Ward17
Robertson Stadium/UH/TSU19
UH South / University Oaks22
MacGregor Park / Martin Luther King, Jr.24
Palm Center Transit Center27
Weekdays
LocationDateTimeFrequency (In Minutes)
Eastbound Theater District Station to Palm Center Transit Center Monday - Thursday4:27 a.m. - 9:39 p.m.12
Monday - Thursday9:39 p.m. - 12:18 a.m.18
Friday4:27 a.m. - 9:39 p.m.12
Friday9:39 p.m. - 2:08 a.m.18
Westbound Palm Center Transit Center to Theater District Station Monday - Thursday4:02 a.m. - 9:53 p.m.12
Monday - Thursday9:53 p.m. - 12:53 a.m.18
Friday4:02 a.m. - 9:53 p.m.12
Friday9:53 p.m. - 2:23 a.m.18
Weekends
LocationDateTimeFrequency (In Minutes)
Eastbound Theater District Station to Palm Center Transit Center Saturday5:03 a.m. - 9:39 p.m.12
Saturday9:39 p.m. - 2:08 a.m.18
Sunday5:03 a.m. - 9:39 p.m.12
Sunday9:39 p.m. - 12:18 a.m.18
Westbound Palm Center Transit Center to Theater District Station Saturday4:38 a.m. - 9:53 p.m.12
Saturday9:53 p.m. - 2:23 a.m.18
Sunday4:38 a.m. - 9:53 p.m.12
Sunday9:53 p.m. - 12:53 a.m.18