TRANSPORTATION

Rail service to Leander temporarily halted

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Commuters who normally ride the Capital Metro rail system from the Leander station will have to find alternative transportation between Leander and the Lakeline Station through June 28. 

Capital Metro announced the temporary halt to MetroRail travel between the Lakeline and Leander stations due to construction on the tracks. 

The construction project is related to one of three pilot programs, including Positive Train Control — a signaling system mandated by federal law. The first segment under construction for that system is the route between the Lakeline and Leander stations, according to new Capital Metro President and CEO Randy Clarke. 

Commuters can still ride Capital Metro buses to the Lakeline station and then take the rail into Austin from there. The park and ride lot at the Leander station will remain open during the project. 

Regular MetroRail service to and from the Leander station is expected to resume on June 29.

Riders may learn about alternative public transit options at http://www.capmetro.org/railroutes.

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