Red Line "Starter" Route

Houston's 7.5 mile "starter" line began service on the first day of 2004; with that event, the city lost the dubious distinction of being the largest in the U.S. without electric rail transit.

The route operates between terminals at the University of Houston - Downtown and Fannin South, southwest of center city.  Much of the way it travels along reserved street lanes, including a long stretch along Main St. through and beyond downtown. 

This photo shows an inbound train stopped at the northbound Main Street Square station, two stops before the northbound terminal.
Links to Individual Pages:
At Fannin South Meet on Main St. Water Scene
Switching Inbound Preston Light Rail Yard
Approach in Fog Bumper and Fare Machine Through the Trees
Electricity Abounds Railroad Style Onto San Jacinto
Across the River Binz St., Museum District UH - Downtown
Counting Passengers Changing Directions Arch Bridge
Downtown Church Main St. Morning Wheeler
Water Slide Gates and Warnings Median, Hermann Park
Skyline from the Bayou Hospitals Changing Illumination
One Way, Left Side Edge of the Park Underneath
Warehouse Campus Front End, TMC Dryden/TMC
Museum District Boarding Spraying Water One Way on Fannin
Two Trains at Fannin South Trains at Inbound Terminal Double Crossover
Water Reflections Leaving Main St. Mayhem Ahead
Across the Median Train, Museum, Trees Trees and Tree Sign
Crossing San Jacinto Crossing Many Blocks Passing Under Holcombe
Reaching the Right Lane Late Afternoon Sunshine Hospital and Zoo
Accessing S. Braeswood Smith Lands TMC Transit Center
Grayness at Fannin South Construction in the Distance Outbound at McGowen
Flowers and Train Sleek Lines Museum of Fine Arts
Bell and Downtown Tempered Jets Complex Road Sign
Statue of a Woman's Face Colonnade and Fountain Downtown from McGowen
South Toward I-610 Crossing Franklin Trees Along San Jacinto
Parkland Soon Ends Full Height Art at Main Street Square
Inbound on San Jacinto In Shadow Nearing Franklin
Hermann Park/Rice U. Distant Skyline From an Older Era
Building Forever Leaving Center City Flanked by Trees
Greenbriar Well Manicured Side View
Train Approaches Contrasting Structures Downtown Transit Center
Church, Late Afternoon Skyline from Bell From Sam Houston Statue
Luxury Condos