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Coming in 2018: Direct Rail Connection Between Forth Worth and the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport
"TEX Rail commuter rail services are to serve two stations within the boundary of Dallas-Fort Worth airport under an agreement between the airport and Fort Worth Transportation Authority [FWTA] reached on June 30," according to the Railway Gazette. In effect, the agreement will connect Fort Worth to the airport via direct rail line for the first time. Downtown Dallas has had a direct connection to the airport, via DART light rail, since 2014.
"With the exception of the branch from the DFW airport perimeter to a station within Terminal B, TEX Rail will operate over existing tracks," according to the article. "The airport is to fund and build the Terminal B terminus within a budget of $40m, while a second station at Airport North will be funded by FWTA, which is developing the TEX Rail project."
Currently, Fort Worth residents must use "the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) commuter train between Dallas and Fort Worth, which connects to an airport shuttle bus at CentrePort station just south of the airport," according to a separate article by Sandy Smith.