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Faster buses and more Amtrak train routes are proposed for Fort Worth

Fort Worth has two possible transportation projects in the works, one local and one national.

One would add a more efficient transit system in southeast Fort Worth between downtown and 820.

The other would increase the number of trips Amtrak makes to Fort Worth every day.

Both are still in the planning stages, but Fort Worth is soliciting input from the communities they would affect.

Advancing East Lancaster
The city is seeking feedack from the East Lancaster Avenue community on the future vision of the historic corridor between downtown Fort Worth and beyond Interstate 820.

Trinity Metro and the City of Fort Worth are plotting a transit-oriented development for the thriving East Lancaster Avenue corridor, by implementing local high-capacity transit.

High-capacity transit is a bus route that gets its own dedicated lane, so it can bypass local traffic and make travel more efficient for commuters, businesses, and students. It provides a viable, efficient alternative to driving and thereby reduces the number of cars on the road.

A 2019 study by the city of Fort Worth identified priority areas where high-capacity transit would work. That included a 7.2-mile stretch of East Lancaster Avenue, which is the highest ridership corridor in the Trinity Metro bus network.

In 2020, Trinity Metro and the city of Fort Worth applied for a grant to the Federal Transportation Administration for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) planning along new transit systems. The project was awarded funds, in coordination with matching funds from the City of Fort Worth and Trinity Metro.

The benefits are many: reduced commute time, increased walkability, connectivity to other routes and trails, retail, restaurants, medical centers, housing, and mixed-use development.

A map shows the 13 proposed stations which will be presented to the Fort Worth City Council for approval, beginning at Fort Worth Central Station at Jones and East 8th Street, and ending at East Lancaster Avenue and Handley Drive. The stations were chosen by using existing stations as a baseline, then forecasting areas where they thought there was potential for activity and development.

Complete the online survey by July 19, or fill out a hard copy survey at one of the following locations.

  • Eugene McCray Community Center Park
  • Sycamore Community Center
  • Handley Meadowbrook Community Center
  • Fort Worth Library – Meadowbrook
  • Fort Worth Library – East Regional

Amtrak Heartland Flyer
Amtrak is considering a possible expansion of its Midwest "Heartland Flyer" route that would include increasing the frequency of trains coming to Fort Worth. The proposal hinges on funding from both the infrastructure plans currently debated in Congress and multiple states

In a Zoom press conference in early June, Amtrak president Stephen Gardner said that the single daily roundtrip from Fort Worth to Oklahoma City would be increased to three a day.

Currently, the Amtrak station in Fort Worth connects to Austin and San Antonio, but Amtrak is also proposing a plan called the Texas Triangle that would connect Amtrak's Dallas station to College Station and Houston.

Kansas Sen. Carolyn McGinn said that one of the groups that would benefit most greatly from more Amtrak action would be college students traveling to and from Kansas universities to Oklahoma and Dallas Fort-Worth.

The expansion doesn't have funding, but Amtrak hopes they might get federal funds since President Joe Biden is pro-train.

Sours: https://fortworth.culturemap.com/news/city-life/06-17-21-lancaster-transit-amtrak/

Amtrak Stations in Texas

Texas has almost 20 Amtrak stations and three Amtrak routes: Heartland Flyer, Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle. You can travel regionally between Oklahoma City and Fort Worthon the Heartland Flyer, or reach many cities in Texas and far-away places such as Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Tuscon and New Orleans via the other two routes. View the list of Texas Amtrak stations below to learn more.

Texas Amtrak Stations

  • Alpine, TX (ALP)* (Texas Eagle, Sunset Limited)
  • Austin, TX (AUS) (Texas Eagle)
  • Beaumont, TX (BMT) (Sunset Limited)
  • Cleburne, TX (CBR) (Texas Eagle)
  • Dallas, TX – Union Station (DAL) (Texas Eagle)
  • Del Rio, TX (DRT) (Texas Eagle, Sunset Limited)
  • El Paso, TX – Union Depot (ELP) (Texas Eagle, Sunset Limited)
  • Fort Worth, TX (FTW) (Heartland Flyer, Texas Eagle)
  • Gainesville, TX (GLE) (Heartland Flyer)
  • Houston, TX – Amtrak Station (HOS) (Sunset Limited)
  • Longview, TX (LVW) (Texas Eagle)
  • Marshall, TX (MHL) (Texas Eagle)
  • McGregor, TX (MCG) (Texas Eagle)
  • Mineola, TX (MIN) (Texas Eagle)
  • San Antonio, TX (SAS) (Texas Eagle, Sunset Limited)
  • San Marcos, TX (SMC) (Texas Eagle)
  • Sanderson, TX (SND) (Texas Eagle, Sunset Limited)
  • Taylor, TX (TAY) (Texas Eagle)
  • Temple, TX (TPL) (Texas Eagle)

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*Alpine, Texas Amtrak station pictured above

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Amtrak's proposed Heartland Flyer expansion would triple the frequency of rides between the station in downtown Fort Worth and Oklahoma City, as well as extend Amtrak service to Newton, Kansas through Wichita.

In a Zoom press conference Tuesday, Amtrak officials and local politicians discussed the Heartland Flyer vision, which would increase the current one daily roundtrip from Fort Worth to Oklahoma City to three a day.

"This service would connect to the Texas Triangle routes we have in our vision out of Fort Worth and two important long-distance services in Newton," Amtrak president Stephen Gardner said on the call. "This new service would extend substantially travel options and stimulate the economy."

Funding for the proposal would need to come from both the federal and state level. Amtrak CEO William Flynn said the proposal isn't totally dependent on President Biden's infrastructure bill but would require some level of federal funding.

"Certainly, we need funding," Flynn said. "Federal funding here to initiate services, and we need the support of several states going forward."

He said a bill recently introduced in the House discusses Amtrak and well as this corridor expansion.

Currently, the Amtrak station in Newton connects to both Los Angeles and Chicago, while the Fort Worth station connects to Austin and San Antonio. Another proposed plan in Amtrak's vision named the Texas Triangle would connect Amtrak's Dallas station to College Station and Houston.

The expansion would bring an estimated 100,000-200,000 riders annually, according to Amtrak. College students traveling to and from Kansas universities to Oklahoma and the Dallas Fort-Worth area are expected to be a significant part of those riders, Kansas Sen. Carolyn McGinn (R) said.

No representatives from Fort Worth or Dallas were in attendance, but several local leaders from Newton, Kansas and Oklahoma as well as Kansas and Oklahoman state senators did join the call.

Sours: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/business/amtrak-local-leaders-discuss-possible-midwest-expansion-including-added-fort-worth-frequency/2652283/
[ USA Station ] Former Amtrak depot still exists, Amtrak Fort Worth Texas Station

Fort Worth Central Station

TRE Western Fare Zone

Corner of 9th and Jones Streets
(1001 Jones Street, Fort Worth 76102)

Fort Worth Central Station is home to Trinity Metro’s largest bus transfer center, and Trinity Metro Customer Care maintains a staffed kiosk inside for passenger information services. Taxi, Amtrak, Greyhound and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are available also. Facilities and services are 100% wheelchair accessible.

Customer Features

Wheelchair Accommodations
Restrooms
Telephones
Ticket Vending Machines
“Kiss & Ride” Passenger Drop-Off/Pick-Up
Meeting Rooms
Customer Service Center
Amtrak Train – 1(800)872-7245 – website
Greyhound Bus Depot – 1(800) 261-7331 – website
Enterprise Leasing – 817-885-8219 – website
Taxi Stand

Connecting Bus Routes

Trinity Metro routes
1, 2, 5, 6, 11, 12, 15, 46, 61X,63X (M-F), 65X (M-F), 66X (M-F), 89, The DASH, Trinity Metro TEXRail, plus Amtrak, Greyhound and Enterprise car rental.

View a map of downtown Fort Worth Connections

Fort Worth Central Station opened January 12, 2002. Fort Worth Central Station offers access to commuter rail service on Trinity Metro TEXRail and the Trinity Railway Express, as well as regional and national Amtrak train service, taxi and bus service provided by Trinity Metro.

The architecture of Fort Worth Central Station is designed to echo the city’s past while blending with the surrounding buildings downtown. The most striking aspect of the building’s exterior is the 70-foot, four-faced clock tower that has become a Fort Worth landmark.

In addition to the interior and exterior amenities, customers will find visual art an integral part of Fort Worth Central Station. A depiction in clay of the history of African American businesses/life that existed at the site of Fort Worth Central Station between 1865 and 1940 may be seen in five panels inset into the wall of the breezeway entrance. This was sculpted by artist Paula Blincoe Collins.

On permanent display is a restored original Interurban Trolley (CAR 25) that ran the rails between Fort Worth and Dallas from 1924 to 1934. A shaded courtyard leads to a life-size interactive game board designed by local artist Joan Zalenski.

View Larger Map at Google Maps

Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) Station

Popular Destinations In This Area

Fort Worth Convention Center Fort Worth Water Gardens Fort Worth Municipal Building U.S. Courthouse Sundance Square

Please note: In Tarrant County, you may need to connect to a Trinity Metro bus to complete your journey to the attraction. Please contact Trinity Metro Customer Care at 817-215-8600 for trip planning assistance or click the Trinity Metro logo on the menu bar.

Sours: https://trinityrailwayexpress.org/station/fort-worth-intermodal-transportation-center-itc-station/

Fort worth amtrak

Address

1001 Jones Street View on Google Maps
Fort Worth, TX 76102
817-215-8654

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The Fort Worth Central Station is the hub for transportation in Fort Worth and offers a private meeting space.

In the News

  • Molly the Trolley Makes a Comeback  Friday, Oct 8, 2021
  • Masks Still Required Onboard Trinity Metro Buses and Trains, But No Longer Required Outdoors at Transit Hubs  Thursday, Jul 22, 2021
  • Masks required on transit vehicles and at stations  Tuesday, May 18, 2021
  • Trinity Metro service update for Feb. 19-21  Thursday, Feb 18, 2021
  • Trinity Metro Eyes 2.1-Mile TEXRail Extension  Monday, Nov 16, 2020
  • Trinity Metro is patrolling this Fort Worth train station with ... a robot?  Friday, Aug 21, 2020
  • Volunteers needed at Central Station  Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019
  • TEXRail Increasing Service From Fort Worth To DFW Airport  Friday, Jul 26, 2019
  • Trinity Metro ramps up TEXRail trains between Fort Worth and DFW Airport  Thursday, Jul 25, 2019
  • TEXRail is about to nearly double the number of trains on its tracks  Thursday, Jul 25, 2019
  • DART renames three stations  Friday, Apr 12, 2019
  • Fort Worth has a great little TEXRail train station with an awful name – not anymore!  Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019
  • Trinity Metro’s downtown rail and bus station renamed  Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019
Sours: https://www.dfwi.org/go/intermodal-transportation-center
Amtrak's Texas Eagle from Fort Worth to Chicago

Car Rental COVID-19 FAQs

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Fort Worth Central Station

Fort Worth Central Station is an intermodal transit center in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. It serves the TEXRail and Trinity Railway Express (TRE) commuter rail lines, Amtrakintercity rail, Greyhound Linesintercity bus, and as the main transfer center for Trinity Metro buses. It is located at the corner of 9th and Jones Streets, on the east side of downtown Fort Worth. TRE service began on December 3, 2001, Amtrak service followed in 2002, and most recently TEXRail began service in 2019.

History[edit]

UTA Fort Worth Santa Fe Station with Ashton Depot
Fort Worth Central Station with downtown skyline visible behind looking northwest
Fort Worth Central Station

Fort Worth Central Station opened on December 12, 2001 as the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC). Prior to the ITC's opening, transit services operated independently without a unified hub in downtown Fort Worth. Trinity Metro bus lines converged at a transit mall along the one-way couplet corridor of Houston Street and Throckmorton Street, Amtrak and Greyhound Lines were served by the former Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad Passenger Station, built in 1900.[2][3]

Fort Worth Central Station is located north of two former railroad stations: the Santa Fe Freight Building, built in 1938, now serving as the University of Texas at Arlington's Fort Worth Education Center,[4] and the 1889 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad Passenger Station which was renovated and renamed to the Fort Worth Union Depot which later served as Fort Worth's Amtrak station from 1971 to 2002. This building is now a party/banquet facility called Ashton Depot following a recent restoration.[5]

TEXRail began service to Fort Worth Central Station on January 10, 2019.

On March 25, 2019, the Trinity Metro board of directors unanimously voted to rename the ITC as Fort Worth Central Station.[6]

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External links[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Worth_Central_Station


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