Trinity Metro’s TEXRail service to DFW Airport officially starts
Posted: 14 January 2019 | Global Railway Review | No comments yet
TEXRail, connecting downtown Fort Worth to DFW, will operate seven days a week, with trains running every 30 minutes during peak hours.
Trinity Metro’s TEXRail service at Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport’s Terminal B has officially started, following a signalling fault on 4 January 2019 that forced Trinity Metro to delay the start of services.
The 27-mile route offers customers the first public transport option that directly connects DFW Airport to downtown Fort Worth.
“DFW will serve more customers with more international flights than ever in 2019, and a growing number of our customers expect a convenient rail service to take them from the airport to a city centre,” said Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW Airport. “TEXRail provides our customers with direct access to Fort Worth, one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Along with the DART service to Dallas, DFW customers have more choices to access the airport or make their way across the Dallas Fort Worth region.”
The construction of the station totalled $39 million and took 19 months to complete. TEXRail is the second train line to connect the airport to the DFW metroplex, with the DART Orange Line providing light rail service between DFW Airport and Dallas since 2014.
“We believe TEXRail is going to be a gamechanger for this region,” said Trinity Metro President/CEO, Paul Ballard. “Our new commuter rail line will give travellers the ease and convenience of taking the train to the airport and arriving on time. TEXRail will be a great option for airport workers and other people who work along the route.”
Riders can travel on TEXRail for free until 31 January 2019, following which the regular rates will be $2.50 one way or $5.00 for an all-day pass.
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