TEXRail ramping up for service in January


Have you heard the train whistles blowing through Grapevine lately? That’s just TEXRail ramping up to start hauling passengers beginning on January 5, 2019.

The 27-mile track will take passengers from Downtown Fort Worth, to North Richland Hills, Grapevine, and Terminal B of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

They will be offering FREE rides from January 5 to January 19, 2019. This will not effect The Grapevine Vintage Railroad or the Cotton Belt Depot.

[Update from Community Impact: From Jan. 5-Jan. 31 passengers will be able to try out the train service for free. Officials said this provides a daily commuting option for regional employees and travelers.

“TEXRail is a premium service, and we want to give everyone an opportunity to ride,” Bob Baulsir, Trinity Metro senior vice president, said in a statement.

On Feb. 1, TEXRail passengers will pay $2.50 for a one-way ticket, or they can purchase a $5 day pass for all rail and buses in Tarrant County.]

“This line is projected to serve more than 8,000 daily riders at nine stations by the end of the first year of operation. By 2035, nearly 14,000 riders are projected to ride the system,” according to the TEXRail website.

For more information about the train or Grapevine’s construction around the Depot, visit https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad/texrail/.

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