The route will follow existing rail lines from downtown Fort Worth, northeast through North Richland Hills to downtown Grapevine, and then into the north entrance of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Operating on primarily existing tracks, the route would provide direct access to all activity centers in the corridor, and would connect with other transportation services, including the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) commuter rail service, AMTRAK, and Trinity Metro’s downtown Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) and T&P Station.
Transit Oriented Development (TOD) around proposed rail stations offer the communities of Fort Worth, North Richland Hills, Grapevine and DFW Airport ways to enhance the areas adjacent to the stations in ways that will serve riders of the proposed commuter rail.
Based on the input from local governments and citizens in the communities where stations are planned, the project team developed TOD station area plans for some stations along the TEXRail route. As the commuter rail project evolves, the cities in which stations will be built will use these plans as a tool for enhancing development around the stations.