TRINITY METRONOMICS

TEXRail sets new daily, weekend ridership records

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RIDERSHIP

 

381,025

Bus

December

5.93 %
from previous year.

135,589

Trinity Railway Express

December

11.63%
from previous year.

TEXRAIL

 

FACTOID

Did you know that the original Swiss train design included ski racks? During the design phase, Trinity Metro opted to replace those with vertical bike racks on TEXRail.

PERFORMANCE

 

96%

On-Time Performance

Trinity Metro consistently out performs in fixed route services in its on-time performance.

TEXRail sets new daily, weekend ridership records

Nice weather, free fares and the desire to experience TEXRail combined to set a new weekend ridership total of nearly 20,000 in two days for the new commuter rail line. With 10,477 on Saturday and 9,111 on Sunday, the total ridership of 19,588 eclipsed the previous weekend record of 18,002, which was set during the three-day holiday weekend that included Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“The number of people choosing to ride TEXRail continues to exceed our expectations,” said Trinity Metro President/CEO Paul J Ballard. “We offered complimentary fares in January because we wanted everyone to experience TEXRail, and we are delighted that so many North Texans and tourists are riding.”

Prior to this weekend, MLK Day had the highest daily ridership with 8,287 passengers. Since service began on Jan. 10, the grand total is 82,733.

Beginning Friday, Feb. 1, the local fare for TEXRail will be $2.50 one way or $5 for a local day pass, which includes all Trinity Metro bus and rail service in Tarrant County. A regional day pass is $12 and includes all Trinity Metro, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, and Denton County Transportation Authority trains and buses.

Trinity Metro is the sole owner and operator of TEXRail, a 27-mile commuter rail line that runs from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B. TEXRail has nine stations along the route and operates 365 days a year.