Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Trinity Metro has welcomed the start of TEXRail service at the airport’s Terminal B.
The station construction cost a total of $39 million and took 19 months to complete, and this new service offers passengers the first public transport option to directly connect DFW Airport with downtown Fort Worth.
Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW Airport, said: “This year, DFW will serve more customers with more international flights than ever, and a growing number of our customers expect convenient rail services to take them from the Airport to a city center.”
Passengers coming from Terminal B have convenient access to other terminals via Terminal Link (pre-security) or Skylink (post-security). TEXRail is the second train line to connect the Airport to the DFW metroplex, with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Orange Line providing light rail service between DFW Airport and Dallas since 2014.
Paul J Ballard, President/CEO at Trinity Metro, said: “We believe TEXRail is going to be a game-changer for this region. Our new commuter rail line will give travelers the ease and convenience of taking the train to the Airport and arriving on time.”
Riders can try TEXRail for free up until the end of the month. Then regular rates are $2.50 one way or $5.00 for an all-day pass. TEXRail will operate seven days a week, with trains running every 30 minutes during peak hours. Daily trains run from Fort Worth from 3:am, and the last train will leave DFW at 1:am.