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Capital Metro beefs up service for SXSW

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

Yes, people, it’s that time of year again already: South by Southwest. Beginning next week, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority buses go on a schedule with extended hours and increased service. MetroRapid will run until 2:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and until 12:30 a.m. on Sundays. MetroRail will also feature an extended weekend schedule. Saturdays, the train will run from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. and from 10:30 a.m. until midnight on Sundays. There will also be overflow buses on hand if the train is experiencing particularly high traffic from March 11-18. Those buses operate from 9 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. Night Owl is scheduled to run past 3 a.m. every day except on Sunday. Anyone who needs to get to downtown from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport can catch MetroAirport Route 100 every 30 minutes (and every 15 minutes on Sunday, March 19). Learn more, and take advantage of Capital Metro’s trip planner, on the agency’s website.

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