Trinity Metro’s TEXRail turns four on Tuesday. TEXRail was released on his January 10th, 2019.
On Tuesday morning, Trinity Metro threw a party at three stations. Until Monday, January 16th, TEXRail will be free with his ZIPZONE rides connecting to TEXRail stations.
At a party at Fort Worth Central Station, Trinity Metro handed out gift bags and brochures with information about the system.
“The train experience was great,” said one man.
He said he used to ride from T&P station to Grapevine, but now he says he will start riding to DFW airport.
“The last time I went out to DFW, I spent $135 on four days of parking,” he said.
The TEXRail from Fort Worth to DFW Airport costs $2.50 for a single ride and $5 for a day pass.
Some say they have been frequenting Grapevine since TEXRail launched.
“They have a farmers market and lots of cute shops and bars and good restaurants,” said another man.
“I don’t want to drive all day, so it’s nice to sit and hang out once in a while,” his wife said.
According to Trinity Metro, December passenger numbers set a record with 61,689 TEXRail passengers. This was 28% more than in December 2021, but less than the Federal Transportation Administration predicted.
The FTA expects 249,000 trips per month to rise to 411,000 by 2035.
“Our passenger numbers continue to recover from the impact of COVID and we are very excited to see TEXRail numbers surge like they did last month.
Starting Tuesday, TEXRail will also extend westbound train service at 7:10pm. The train started at his DFW airport Terminal B and ended at the Mercantile station. Now it follows the line’s terminal at the T&P station.
“Our customers have been asking for this change and we are happy to make it happen. We have listened to their feedback and this is a great adjustment to help passengers returning to Fort Worth I know it will be,” said Trinity Metro Vice. Rail President Jon-Erik Arjanen said:
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