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Trinity Metro hosts grand-opening event for new train station

(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) April 5, 2024 – A crowd of transit enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Trinity Lakes Station in east Fort Worth. The station is one of 10 stops for Trinity Railway Express (TRE), the commuter rail line offering service between Fort Worth and Dallas.

Trinity Metro was joined by representatives of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Tarrant County Commissioners Court, Fort Worth City Council and other leaders and stakeholders across North Texas. The celebration included a grand-opening ceremony and a ribbon-cutting to commemorate the new train station for Trinity Railway Express.

Richard Andreski, President and CEO of Trinity Metro, summarized the significance of the event by saying, “This train station is about mobility; it’s about connecting communities,” he said. “What this station represents is the future of our city. People depend on reliable transportation to get to work, to visit family and to participate in their community – and rail transit is a big part of that.”

Trinity Lakes Station also offers TRE travelers connectivity to two Trinity Metro bus routes, including service to Tarrant County College Northeast Campus. The new station is part of Trinity Lakes, a 1,600-acre master planned community that includes retail and residential transit-oriented development.

Michael Morris, Director of Transportation for North Central Texas Council of Governments, stressed the importance of celebrating the teamwork involved in making Trinity Lakes Station a reality.

“Stop and celebrate what you have as a Fort Worth family and how you deliver projects,” he said.

Morris also talked about the impact of investment in public transportation.

“When you invest in transit, you’re investing in hope, you’re investing in air quality, you’re investing in cities, you’re investing in economic development, and you’re creating an opportunity to change the world, one station at a time.”

Additional speakers were: Laura Wallace, Director of Program Management and Project Oversight, FTA Region 6; Gyna Bivens, Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem, District 5 Fort Worth City Council Member, and Chair of the Regional Transportation Council; Jeff Davis, Chair of Trinity Metro Board of Directors; and Ken Newell, Trinity Lakes Developer.

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, ZIPZONE on-demand rideshare services, Fort Worth Bike Sharing, vanpools and Trinity Railway Express (TRE), a 34-mile commuter rail line jointly owned and operated by Trinity Metro and 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.