Austin's new commuter rail system

Posted by Crystal Olenbush on Thursday, October 18th, 2007 at 6:01pm.

Austin will have a another option for public transportation soon!  The new commuter train line will be called the Capital MetroRail, and the first section is set to open in Fall of 2008.  Sleek new trains will provide service for suburban and central Austin residents.

Capital MetroRail's initial service will run on 32 miles of existing freight tracks between Leander and Downtown Austin.  This should give the Cedar Park and Leander housing market an extra boost as homeowners in that area will be able to commute to and from downtown while using WiFi on the new trains.  Further expansion of the system is planned to begin soon.

If you are interested in finding a home or condo located near the new rail stations give us a call at 1-800-790-7910.

Austin Metro Rail

2 Responses to "Austin's new commuter rail system"

George Hendricks wrote: It is hard to believe that Austin has never had a commuter rail line. I'm sure it will be a relief for many.

Posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 at 12:22am.

Jim Olenbush wrote: Well I wouldn't say never! Read about the Austin Rapid Transit Railway of 1891 here:

Posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 at 12:35am.

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