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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
||UT Southwestern Medical Center Circulator
||DART Routes 301, 302, 303, 305, 404, 409
||DART Routes 301,305, 311
||All CentrePort/DFW Airport Shuttles
(Shuttle to Terminals A & C and
Shuttle to Terminals B & E)
||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)
||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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