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Capital Metro SXSW service

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by Katy McElroy

We whispered this at the beginning of the month, but as traffic begins to pile up out there, we thought we’d remind you that the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority has extended its service for these busy busy South by Southwest days. Here are some of our notes from before, with some updates (and maps!):

  • MetroRapid will run until 2:30 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 12:30 a.m. on Sundays. Buses will run on a regular schedule until 12:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday.
  • Night Owl buses will be available from midnight to 3 a.m., and they will run more frequently than usual.
  • MetroAirport Route 100 runs every 30 minutes between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) and downtown, and it will run every 15 minutes on Sunday, March 18.
  • Downtown bus routes 4, 17, 21, 22, 100, 122 and 484 will be detoured during the festival. Riders can find out detour info at specific bus stops by scanning the QR codes posted there. There is also a detour map.
  • MetroRail will have extended service every day and will operate from 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, with the last train at 2:30 a.m. on Saturdays and midnight on Sundays. The complete schedule for MetroRail Week 1 is here and Week 2 is here.
  • A couple of other handy maps: Late night services and major downtown stops.

As always, you can call the GO Line (512-474-1200) for more information on detours and trip planning, or visit CapMetro.org/specialevents. Capital Metro’s app is also super useful for purchasing tickets and planning trips.

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