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Trinity Railway Express expands Dallas-Fort Worth commuter rail

A Trinity Railway Express train leaves the Richland Hills Station in 2015. Commuter rail service is expanding effective Oct. 24, 2016.
A Trinity Railway Express train leaves the Richland Hills Station in 2015. Commuter rail service is expanding effective Oct. 24, 2016. Star-Telegram

Trinity Railway Express is expanding its commuter routes between Fort Worth and Dallas in an effort to provide more regular service during peak periods and also to offer riders more late-night options.

“These enhancements to TRE service are designed to meet the needs of our customers while giving them more options for maximum convenience,” said Paul Ballard, president of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority. The authority co-owns TRE along with Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

“Customers have been asking for these improvements, and we are pleased to put them in place,” DART President Gary Thomas said in an email. “More convenient schedules benefit our current riders and we believe will help us attract new ones.”

Riders can now expect trains to run about every 30 minutes during peak periods, and about every hour during mid-days, evenings and Saturdays.

Also, Saturday service begins three hours earlier than in the previous schedule.

Gordon Dickson: 817-390-7796, @gdickson

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