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Old 09-22-2007, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Utopia
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It looks to me as if you take the Tri or "T" from Sundance Square? to Dallas, and then you change train lines to blue, green or yellow in Dallas to go shopping, medical center, the movies or wherever? Am I reading the screen correctly?
The price looks like $5 for an all day pass to ride so many trains, buses and other modes of public transportation as you wish. Do I have that down right?
If so, how long does it take to go from the last stop in Ft. Worth to, say, the medical center? Park Cities? Addison theatres?
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Old 09-22-2007, 11:50 AM
 
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this is the link to Trinity Rail Express-- and you would have to check the bus schedule in
Dallas to find out about the other info...

Trinity Railway Express (TRE)
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Old 09-22-2007, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Utopia
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Well, if I go by this map, it looks like I take the Tri to Union Station in Dallas; and then I can switch to the red line or blue line in Dallas to go to, say, Mockingbird station in the Park Cities area.
Does anyone have a realistic view of the length of time it would take to do this?
DART.org - DART Rail System Map
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Old 09-22-2007, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, TX
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TRE from the first FW station (Southern Pacific Terminal) to Union Station will take almost an hour. Trains run every half hour or so during rush hour, roughly every hour during non rush hours (there are some breaks though for FW, as not all TRE trains go as far as FW - check the schedule).

From Union Station to Mockingbird Sta via red or blue DART line will take about 15 minutes. Trains run every 6 minutes during rush hour - about every 12 minutes non rush.
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Utopia
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I wonder if it is not just as fast to drive to FW, which, if you hit non-rush hour, I thought took a half hour???? The only consolation is that the train is there if you really need it, which could happen. Cars do break down.
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:56 AM
 
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parking in Sundance is free on weekends and after 6 during the week--during the week it is more difficult to get parking because streets are full with people who are there doing business--during the weekends it varies--there are also lots where you pay -- some of the restaurants do valet parking if you need it and it can come in handy if you go downtown at night---

personally--taking the train like that is something you do as part of sightseeing experience--not because it is a better commute...
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I agree, loves2read!

It is much faster to drive from FW to Dallas than to take the train, except in rush hour traffic. The big problem with the train is that unless your final destinationis right next to the rail station, you'll have to take a bus to connect, and those are notoriously slow.
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:02 AM
 
Location: TX
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Amtrak also goes between Dallas and Fort Worth.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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It does, but not very often. It certainly wouldn't be useful for daily commuting.
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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any plants to build a rail system on the ft worth side of the metroplex?


it could be called FART!!!
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