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Project Connect breaks ground on McKalla Station near Q2 Stadium

The new MetroRail station is expected to open in late 2023.

AUSTIN, Texas — On Monday, Project Connect hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for MetroRail's McKalla Station. 

The new station will be a regional rail transit station on the Red Line, located on the east side of Q2 Stadium on Delta Drive. It will provide better access to Q2 Stadium and the North Burnet area and feature connectivity from Q2 Stadium, Delta Drive and Braker Lane.

The station will include two passenger platforms with a special event platform and a shared use path to provide increased mobility and transit options for the area. 

Canopies, bike racks and a ticket vending machine are also included in the McKalla Station construction.

The Red Line currently runs from downtown, through central and northwest Austin, as well as Leander.

RELATED: Austin's MetroRail service to be suspended for maintenance for over a week this month

The event is planned for Monday, July 18, at McKalla Place. City of Austin, Travis County and transportation leaders from the Austin-Travis County area are expected to be in attendance.

According to a release, the new station is expected to open in late 2023.

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