A community celebration helped open Metro’s new segment of the East End “Green Line” in January. A new overpass was completed over the UP railroad lines near Hughes Street in December and allowed for the extension of the line.
Metro rail riders are now able to take the “Green Line” from the Magnolia Transit Center all the way downtown and beyond by connecting to other lines and buses. “Like so many residents, I was personally involved with the Green Line project from the very beginning, and today’s inaugural ride was truly special,” said Council Member Gallegos at the ribbon cutting ceremony in January.
The overpass is also proving to be an iconic structure illustrating the rich history of the East End through history panels and two murals painted by renowned graffiti artist and East End native, Gonzo247. Council Member Gallegos used District I service dollars to help fund half of the cost of the murals. The murals should be completed by the end of the month.