October 3, 2017 - Fox7 Austin -

If you've actually taken Cap Metro's MetroRail service during the morning and afternoon rush hour, you'll know it's crowded.  Clearly a very popular service.

"Really we've come to a point where we are simply at capacity.  Any of our daily riders especially if you're at Leander, Lakeline or Howard knows how full they get during those peak times," said Sam Sargent with Cap Metro.

Sargent said they've seen a huge increase in ridership on Metrorail since they started the red line service back in 2010.

He said thanks to a TXDOT grant 4 more rail cars will be coming online in January bringing the total fleet to about 10.  So thanks to that, a little bit of crowd relief will be coming starting in January.

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