My Thoughts On The New TEXRail After Riding It From Ft. Worth to Grapevine!

This morning (Tues. Jan.29) I got the opportunity to ride Tarrant Counties new TEXRail connecting Ft. Worth, North Richland Hills and Grapevine to DFW Airport.  I’d been looking forward to riding the sleek new trains since service started January 10th and the trip was definitely not disappointing!  Once aboard conductors in uniform walked up and down the aisle counting passengers and on the return trip there was also a TEXRail police officer on board for safety.  The cloth seats inside the train cars were comfortable and of course having a “Free Ride” until the end of January made things even more impressive.  Once fares kick in this Friday, it will cost $2.50 to ride one way and $5 to ride all day.  Those fares are identical what it costs to ride the DART Trains in Dallas.

There are 9 different stops along the route which starts at the Ft. Worth T&P Station and ends at DFW Airport Terminal B.  Most of the train stations have ample free parking except the Ft. Worth ITC Station and DFW Airport which has paid parking.  The trains leave from Ft. Worth each hour at :25 past and then leave from DFW Airport at :55 past.  The whole trip takes about 45 minutes and overall was a first class experience!  Ridership has been very strong during this free period and they’re even talking of expanding TEXRail services in the future.  Welcome to Tarrant County –TEXRail….you’re a great addition to North Texas! – Mark Phillips

Here is the schedule for TEXRail Train Service.

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A couple of years ago when I got the awesome opportunity to be a judge for the Big Tex Choice Awards, I was amazed at the crowd that showed up to not only be the first to taste all the fried food finalists…but buy those tickets to be there, knowing what a great cause it…

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