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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons

November 21, 2001

Starting December 3

Trinity Railway Express Connects Dallas and Fort Worth

The Trinity Railway Express, the Southwest's first modern commuter rail line and the largest regional transportation venture since the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport nearly 30 years ago, will connect Dallas and Fort Worth beginning December 3.

What began as a 10-mile line between downtown Dallas and Irving in December 1996 and extended west to Richland Hills in September 2000, the completed line will reach two downtown Fort Worth stations: the Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) at 9th and Jones Street and the T&P Station at West Lancaster and Throckmorton streets.

On weekdays, the trains will operate westbound from Dallas' Union Station between 5:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. Eastbound departures from Fort Worth's T&P Station will be from 5:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m., with an estimated commute time of one hour between Dallas and Fort Worth. Fares will be $2 for a one-way trip or $4 round-trip.

The Trinity Railway Express (TRE), the first interurban train service between Dallas and Fort Worth since the mid-30s, is a joint service of DART and the Fort Worth T. The TRE currently serves seven stations in Dallas and Tarrant counties, including Dallas Union Station, Medical/Market Center, South Irving, West Irving, CentrePort/DFW Airport, Hurst Bell and Richland Hills.

Bus Service Changes
DART and the T are modifying several bus routes serving TRE stations to accommodate the addition of the two new Fort Worth stations.

TRE Commuter Rail Stations Connecting Bus Routes
Dallas Union Station DART Trolley-Bus Route 711
Medical/Market Center UT Southwestern Medical Center Circulator
South Irving DART Routes 301, 302, 303, 305, 404, 409
West Irving DART Routes 301,305, 311
CentrePort/DFW Airport All CentrePort/DFW Airport Shuttles
(Shuttle to Terminals A & C and
Shuttle to Terminals B & E)
Richland Hills The T Route 41 (Richland Hills Rider Request)
Intermodal Transportation Center The T Bus Routes 1, 2, 7, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, ITC Circulator (weekdays only), Stockyards Trolley (Saturday only)
T&P Station The T T&P Circulator (weekdays only)

Details about the new commuter rail service, including new timetables for the connecting bus routes, are available on T buses, DART buses and trains, and DART transit centers, transfer locations, park & ride locations, rail stations and downtown Dallas DART Stores. For more detailed information call 214-979-1111 (Dallas County), 817-215-8600 (Tarrant County) or visit DART.org, www.trinityrailwayexpress.org or the- t.com.

Additional Service Improvements
DART is making some additional changes to bus routes in its service area to improve customer convenience. The modified routes include: 3, 19, 31, 44, 76, 283, 380, 400, 415, 453, 466, 510, 568, 549, and 707. Details about these changes are available in the Service Change brochure, on DART.org or by calling DART Customer Information at 214-979-1111.

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