North Texas Commuter Rail, Covering 27 Miles, Launches Next Week - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

North Texas Commuter Rail, Covering 27 Miles, Launches Next Week

The rail system will run from downtown Fort Worth to DFW Airport

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    New TEXRail Train Tests Continue Before Service Launch

    In less than two months, the new TEXRail line connecting Downtown Fort Worth to DFW Airport will start service. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018)

    A 27-mile rail system extending from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is scheduled to launch Jan. 5.

    TEXRail trains, operated by the Trinity Metro transit agency, will make nine stops along the route, including in the suburbs of North Richland Hills and Grapevine.

    The Dallas Morning News reports that $336 million in transit-oriented development has occurred so far as part of the project.

    Trinity Metro, in an effort to jump-start ridership, will not charge fares in January. Come Feb. 1, a one-way ticket will cost $2.50.

    TEXRail Test Runs Frustrate Some Colleyville Neighbors

    [DFW] TEXRail Test Runs Frustrate Some Colleyville Neighbors

    The city of Colleyville said TEXRail is currently performing test runs on the line that goes through their city, but neighbors are frustrated with all the noise.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018)

    The full one-way trip will take 52 minutes, and the line is expected to draw 8,000 daily riders by the end of 2019.

    A combination of fares, sales taxes and federal money will cover TEXRail's annual operating cost of about $13 million.

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