Austin Marathon Impact to Capital Metro Service

austinmarathonDue to the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, Feb. 16, Capital Metro will detour several Local bus routes and MetroRapid service within the race area on Feb. 15 and Feb. 16.

Pre-event detours will begin Feb. 15 as race organizers make preparations for the following day. The following routes will be detoured from start of service into race day: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 17, 19, 30, 37, 411, 412, 481, 483, 484 and 485.

On Feb. 16, all routes entering downtown will be impacted, including MetroRapid Route 801. Detours will be in place from start of service until approximately 6 p.m.

The following routes will be affected: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 30, 37, 100, 228, 320, 323, 325, 331, 801 and UT Shuttles. Customers will have two main transfer points at Red River/12th and Burnet/Ashdale.

0122_BrioPhotographyDuring the event, 20 MetroRapid stations will be closed in both northbound and southbound directions. Riders will see special “station closed” messages on the digital signage of any affected stations, including:

  • Triangle Station (SB/NB)
  • Hyde Park Station (SB/NB)
  • UT/Dean Keeton Station (SB/NB)
  • UT/West Mall Station (SB/NB)
  • Museum Station (SB/NB)
  • Capitol Station (SB/NB)
  • Wooldridge Square SB Station (SB/NB)
  • Republic Square Station (SB/NB)
  • Auditorium Shores Station
  • SoCo Station (SB)
  • Oltorf Station (SB)
  • St. Edwards Station (SB)

To view specific detour information, visit “Service Alerts” or call the GO Line at 512-474-1200 (staffed Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) with 24-hour access to the automated phone line.

2 thoughts on “Austin Marathon Impact to Capital Metro Service

  1. Will

    Why can’t the Austin Marathon run on the East side or the wealthy old west side of town? Why do we bus riders have to suffer? What has Capital Metro management done to speak in opposition to these street closures?


    It’s time you do, but most Capital Metro employees don’t ride the service that there work provides. Ever seen Linda Stephenson Watson on the bus with passengers? She promised before being elected to serve as CEO that she would, and to this day she hasn’t kept her promise.

    Where is the accountability here? Reminds me of the guy occupying the White House who by the way, hasn’t signed up for his signature health plan.

    I wonder how Walton-Finn would have managed the transit agency?

    Linda you had been at your command post for 4 years, I have not seen you once ride a Metrobus in service with passengers on it.

    The CEOS of Target, and Costco stop by and chat with customers and employees using and spending money on the services they work for.

    This is a valid point. The recklessness and negligence of Capital Metro is showing. You promised us a transparent transit agency and yet still fail to deliver.

    We will remember this with our vote on your Project Connect.
    Don’t be surprised that it will not pass.

  2. Will

    I have a couple of questions, I have to repost since my comments were censored like Benghazi.

    What is Capital Metro doing to prevent massive street closures from occurring where bus service and people’s job’s suffer along with their income?

    Are they attending or writing City Council and the Mayor and suggesting that detours shouldn’t be happening just downtown suggesting these Marathons, Parades, etc be moved to Tarrytown, or East Austin instead of Downtown where bus detours won’t be significantly impacted?

    And it is public knowledge before the CEO of Capital Metro was appointed
    that Linda Stevenson Watson was quoted that “she will ride the bus”?

    To this day she has not been on a bus with passengers on it, at least to my knowledge.

    Has she rode the bus with passengers on it asking passengers what there feelings were about Capital Metro, and what can we do to improve service?

    I cut and copied my comments in case you decide to delete them, because I real repost them, and if I am blocked I will bypass the block and repost it.

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