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TexRail logs 500,000 riders in first year

TEXRail logged 545,345 riders in the first year of operation.
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Trinity Metro last week marked the first anniversary of the TEXRail commuter-rail line, which operates from downtown Fort Worth, Texas, to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport.

The line logged ridership of 545,345 people in its first year of operation, which launched Jan. 10, 2019. December was a record-setting month, with 51,217 passengers and trains on-schedule 99 percent of the time, Trinity Metro said in a press release. The previous record for paid ridership was 44,741 passengers in November.

Ridership patterns emerged during the first year, with the DFW Airport Terminal B Station consistently ranking first in ridership on weekdays and Sundays. On Saturdays, Grapevine/Main Street Station had the highest ridership.

“We found that more business and leisure travelers are choosing to leave their cars at home and not worry about getting stuck in traffic,” said Jon-Erik Arjanen, TEXRail vice president and chief operating officer, in a press release. “In 2020, we expect our commuter base to grow as more companies take advantage of the 25 percent discount we offer through our EasyRide program.”

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