Home > News

TEXRail sets new daily, weekend ridership totals

Posted Jan. 30, 2019

Archived Content Information and links provided may no longer be accurate.
TEXRail with the city skyline behind them
Throngs of riders have climbed aboard TEXRail cars during the first month of complimentary fares.

Nice weather, free fares and the desire to experience TEXRail combined to set a new weekend ridership total of nearly 20,000 in two days for the new commuter rail line. With 10,477 on Saturday and 9,111 on Sunday, the total ridership of 19,588 eclipsed the previous weekend record of 18,002, which was set during the three-day holiday weekend that included Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“The number of people choosing to ride TEXRail continues to exceed our expectations,” said Trinity Metro President/CEO Paul J Ballard. “We offered complimentary fares in January because we wanted everyone to experience TEXRail, and we are delighted that so many North Texans and tourists are riding.”

Prior to this weekend, MLK Day had the highest daily ridership with 8,287 passengers. Since service began on Jan. 10, the grand total is 82,733.

Beginning Feb. 1, the local fare for TEXRail will be $2.50 one way or $5 for a local day pass, which includes all Trinity Metro bus and rail service in Tarrant County. A regional day pass is $12 and includes all Trinity Metro, Dallas Area Rapid Transit and Denton County Transportation Authority trains and buses.

Trinity Metro is the owner and operator of TEXRail, a 27-mile commuter rail line that runs from downtown Fort Worth to Dalla- Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.

Get articles like this in your inbox. Subscribe to City News.

City News

Calendar

Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Aug. 26, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Building Standards Commission Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 26, 2019; City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Trinity Metro Board of Directors Meeting: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 26, 2019; Fort Worth Central Station, Downtown Fort Worth, 2nd Floor Community Room, 1001 Jones Street.
View the agenda »

Diamond Hill Community Center Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Aug. 26, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St.

Meet and Confer Negotiations Between the City of Fort Worth ("City") and the Fort Worth Police Association ("POA"): 9 a.m. Aug. 27, 2019; Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, Camilia Room, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
View the agenda »

Ad Hoc Municipal Court Advisory Committee: 11 a.m. Aug. 27, 2019; City Managers Conference Room 380, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas St.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Housing Finance Corporation: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 27, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Aug. 27, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Aug. 27, 2019; City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Workforce Solutions For Tarrant County Joint WDB/WGB Meeting: 9 a.m. Aug. 28, 2019; Lena Pope Amon Carter Center, 3200 Sanguinet Street.
View the agenda »

Metropolitan Area EMS Authority DBA MedStar Mobile Healthcare Board of Directors Meeting: 10 a.m. Aug. 28, 2019; MedStar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Dr.
View the agenda »

City Plan Commission Work Session: noon Aug. 28, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City Plan Commission Public Meeting: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 28, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Park and Recreation Advisory Board Work Session: 3 p.m. Aug. 28, 2019; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
View the agenda »

Park and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting: 4 p.m. Aug. 28, 2019; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
View the agenda »

West Risinger Road Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Aug. 29, 2019; Crowley Middle School Cafeteria, 3800 West Risinger Road.

Watercress Low Pressure Sewer Improvements Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29, 2019; Lake Worth Multipurpose Center, 7005 Charbonneau Road, Lake Worth.

View the full city calendar and current meetings.