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Morgan Lyons

March 9, 2004

Take the train to the old and the new

"Countrypolitan" charm and true grit

Dallas has a passel of pizzazz, but for a breather from all the polish, take a day trip to a laid-back land of true grit -- Fort Worth.

An enticing blend of culture and characters are at the western end of the Trinity Railway Express (TRE), a commuter rail line connecting Downtown Dallas with Downtown Fort Worth. DART and the Fort Worth T jointly operate the TRE. The fare for the day is just $4.50, a premium day pass on the TRE.

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Trinity Railway Express (TRE) trains
Departing from stations in Dallas and Irving, the TRE deposits riders at the Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC), the take-off point for Fort Worth's abundant offerings.

A short walk or ride on T Bus Route 1 brings visitors to the "countrypolitan" charm of Sundance Square, where restaurants, bars and boutiques exhibit a uniquely Western flair. Stroll, window shop or take in a refreshing beverage and people watch.

For those who crave a taste of the real West - rodeos, cattle drives, barbecue, saloons and live country music - the Fort Worth Stockyards delivers the goods. A short ride on T Bus Route 1 from the ITC or Sundance Square takes you to the Stockyards where Fort Worth lives up to its billing as the place "Where the West Begins."

The Cultural District provides a delightful contrast to Fort Worth's dyed-in-the-duds cowboy culture. It's home to the Kimbell Museum, the Modern Art Museum and the Amon Carter Museum. For something a little different, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, featuring the spectacular Omni Theater is located next to the art museums. To explore the Cultural District, take the T bus Route 7 from the ITC. Visit www.DART.org/artsandscience for details of the current exhibits.

Click here for more information regarding TRE destination dealsAny excursion to Cowtown is made all the sweeter by destination deals available to transit users throughout the above districts. By simply presenting a valid DART, T or TRE ticket or pass, customers receive discounts and special offers at participating shops and restaurants. In fact, take advantage of discounts at multiple merchants and you may cover the cost of your transit day pass. Consult the DART destination deals guide (available on DART.org, the DART Store at Akard Station, or by calling Click here for more information about the DART destination deals guideDART Customer Service at 214-979-1111) for information on discounts and extra goodies available to TRE riders.

Establishments wishing to be included in the next DART destination deals guide update should call 214-749-2661. All listed destinations must meet DART guidelines for inclusion.


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