(FORT WORTH, TX – June 2, 2020) – Because of growing protests across the region, Trinity Metro will cease TEXRail operations during the curfew hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., beginning today and continuing through Wednesday night/Thursday morning.
The last train departing Fort Worth will leave from Fort Worth Central Station at 6:47 p.m. and arrive at DFW Airport Terminal B Station at 7:36 p.m. The last train from the airport will leave at 6:40 p.m. and arrive in downtown Fort Worth at 7:30 p.m. The first train tomorrow will leave the airport at 6:10 a.m. and arrive at Fort Worth Central Station at 7 a.m. The first train from downtown will depart at 6:17 a.m. and arrive at the airport at 7:06 a.m.
The Mercantile ZIPZONE on-demand service, which connects to rail and bus services at the Mercantile Center Station, will end at 7:30 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. to comply with the curfew.
Previous curfew changes
On Monday, Trinity Metro reduced service in Fort Worth during the city’s curfew hours to protect customers, employees, facilities and assets. Trinity Metro is not operating in Fort Worth between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. through Wednesday night/Thursday morning.
Several bus routes are scheduled to depart Fort Worth Central Station around 7:15 p.m. Those routes, which run approximately 30 minutes, will depart as planned. At the conclusion of the routes, buses will return to the bus depot. Fort Worth Central Station will be closed at 8 p.m., including Amtrak, Greyhound and Enterprise. Fort Worth T&P Station will also close at 8 p.m. Trinity Metro will keep supervisors and vehicles at the ready in case anything is needed after 8 p.m.
TRE will operate between the Richland Hills Station and Medical/Market Center Station during curfew. Service on the east end was previously reduced to accommodate the curfew in Dallas.
ACCESS paratransit trips that are medically necessary will be provided as needed to meet appointments. All other paratransit trips will be scheduled based on the curfew.
Fort Worth B-Cycle will suspend rentals during the curfew hours.
Customer care will remain on its normal operating schedule. Representatives can be reached at 817-215-8600. Customers are being notified of the service changes via subscription-based rider alerts, the RIDETRINITYMETRO.org website and digital signage at Fort Worth Central Station.
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, annually providing 8 million passenger trips on buses, TEXRail, ACCESS paratransit, vanpools and the 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.