May 23, 2017 - -

Design of Capital Metro’s new downtown Austin MetroRail station should be complete by the end of 2017.

The station will replace the temporary platform the agency built on Fourth Street adjacent to the Austin Convention Center. The new station will have three tracks and boarding platforms.

Capital’s Metro’s board of directors approved an interlocal agreement Monday with the city of Austin outlining the responsibilities of both parties on the site located on Fourth Street between Trinity and Red River streets. The City Council approved the ILA at its May 4 meeting. Here are four things to know about the new downtown Austin MetroRail station:

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