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Old 03-14-2010, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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I'm doing some research for a client. Does anyone know if the train tracks in Hurst that run parallel to 26, particularly in the Glade and Precinct Line road area. I don't think that's the TRE since it travels south of 183. Does anyone know how often does it go through and times if any?

I believe these are the tracks that the Tarantula uses, but I need info. on the other traffic.

Thanks,

Naima

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Old 03-14-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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I'm doing some research for a client. Does anyone know if the train tracks in Hurst that run parallel to 26, particularly in the Glade and Precinct Line road area. I don't think that's the TRE since it travels south of 183. Does anyone know how often does it go through and times if any?

I believe these are the tracks that the Tarantula uses, but I need info. on the other traffic.

Thanks,

Naima
It does indeed carry the Tarantula and you can check their website for the schedule: https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/Th...3/Default.aspx

It also carries various freight trains and just like any other train tracks, you quickly learn to tune it out and it doesn't really have any negative effects. Unless you are right on top of it I suppose and have lousy insulation/windows/doors.

I'm not far from those particular tracks a little further west and not once have they bothered us in the last 3 years. We can only vaguely hear them at night if we happen to be awake and there is nothing running in the house. (no a/c, heat or ceiling fans). During the day it's not any louder than the traffic noise on the nearby major streets.

As far as it creating traffic problems, I've been caught exactly once by a freight train on that track and maybe 3 times by the Tarantula and none of them kept me still for very long at all. It's actually fun waving to the people on the Tarantula as it glides by.
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Thank you so much. I will send you post to my client and let them make the decision if they want to pursue it. They are moving from NY so they are used to the city noise, but I do know that it will still affect their resale which I've pointed to them.

Naima
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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the real issue is what happens when/IF DART agrees to let the TRE hook onto that line to use for traffic from downtown FTW to DFW as has been speculated

that was part of what the Mid-Cities plan to create mass transit was about--
that line/rail bed was going to be the commuter train from DFW/Grapevine through downtown/Sundance SQ and out to TCU area
with a station added in NRHills area for sure (around Glade and Precinct Line I think)
Colleyville voters did not opt to pay the tax so there would not have been a station in Colleyville but Grapevine voters did and Richland Hills is already part of FTW transit -- trying to opt out right now--

DART owns the line and was not making it easy to get a lease on it by the FTW transit authority

IF that were to happen it would be a much noisier line with more intrusion from the trains...
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