(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) Jan. 4, 2023 – TEXRail will be celebrating its fourth anniversary on Tuesday, Jan. 10, and customers can join in the fun with free rides on the commuter rail line – plus enjoy fun events and a new schedule enhancement. The free rides begin Tuesday, Jan. 10 and run through Monday, Jan. 16, on TEXRail and also on ZIPZONE rides that connect to a TEXRail station.
To commemorate TEXRail’s anniversary, Trinity Metro staff will hand out giveaways during the peak commuting time from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fort Worth Central Station, North Richland Hills/Iron Horse Station and Grapevine/Main Street Station. Passengers have the opportunity to collect a goody bag and enjoy some musical entertainment before or after their trip.
“This is a tremendous time to come out and ride the rails,” said President and CEO Richard Andreski. “TEXRail ridership is growing every month, and this is the perfect time for anyone who hasn’t ridden yet to come out and give it a try. With free rides throughout the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, everyone will have a full week to ride TEXRail for free.”
Beginning Jan. 10, TEXRail will adjust the 7:10 p.m. train from DFW Airport Terminal B Station so that it runs the full route back to Fort Worth T&P Station. Currently, it ends at Mercantile Center Station.
“Our customers have been asking for this change, and we’re delighted to make it happen,” said Vice President of Rail Jon-Erik “AJ” Arjanen. “We listened to their feedback, and we know this will be a great adjustment to help passengers trying to get back to Fort Worth.”
About Trinity Metro
Trinity Metro is a regional transportation system that provides public transportation to meet the mobility needs in Tarrant County. The agency offers connections throughout the North Central Texas region, providing passenger trips on buses, TEXRail, ACCESS paratransit, ZIPZONEs, Fort Worth Bike Sharing, vanpools and Trinity Railway Express (TRE), a 34-mile commuter rail line jointly owned and operated with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Trinity Metro is the sole owner and operator of TEXRail, a 27-mile commuter rail line that runs between downtown Fort Worth and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.