Free Texans’ Metrorail rides

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    Wanted to post this for anyone that may wish to take advantage of it.
    If MODS wish to move this thread feel free.....just wanted to give it high exposure now.


     
  2. Section516

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    Isn't it always free? They never have checkers, i ride it to Main st for Rockets/Astros games.. never seen anyone get checked. I pay, at least..
     
  3. TejasTom

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    5:30 am ... Are they expecting the security lines to be that long?
     
  4. hobie

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    Well since they don't let the walkers in til 30 minutes after the gates open, that seems kindda early.. but hey, can't knock them for offering up something free.
     
  5. Rick_Moon

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    Last year on the way to the Monday Night game against Baltimore, an officer checked and like 12-15 people didn't pay. they all lined up outside while he wrote them tickets, or whatever it is that they get. Apparently it's a fine.
     
  6. Section516

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    Hmm. I've never seen it, but i only ride from Fannin/Holly hall down to Main and back. Just always notice a large number of people don't pay or swipe.

    At least there is some form of checking on occasion. :breakdance:
     
  7. Vinnie

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    Doesn't only cost a couple bucks anyway?
     
  8. dinkatoid

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    When I was leaving the colts game, the train was pretty backed up, but they offered a bus with the same exact route. Since it had no line, I got on it, but I do not think anyone paid. Nobody asked us about it or even mentioned it.

    We have a small train system here in Austin that I ride to work - its the same type of thing where they just randomly get on and check tickets maybe 1-2 days a month. However, they do not do it for every departure time that day, so I have had times where I do not see them check tickets for around 3 months. I still buy a monthly pass, but for some people it could actually be cheaper just to pay the fine if you get it (sometimes they just make you get off and get a ticket).

    Point is, its pretty easy to get away with the way they seem to run things, but it is really nice they are offering one that is actually free.
     


  9. brakos82

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    Same way with Seattle's Light Rail system. I only tap my card if I'm transferring to somewhere else.
     

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