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TexRail

Postby electricron » 16 Dec 2016 18:37

TexRail to receive $499 million from the FTA Full Funding Agreement over several years.
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/traff ... 99198.html

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Re: TexRail

Postby Tucy » 16 Dec 2016 23:17

electricron wrote:TexRail to receive $499 million from the FTA Full Funding Agreement over several years.
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/traff ... 99198.html


Make note of this quote for future reference (because it will probably go down the memory hole):

The trains are expected to operate about every half-hour during peak periods — 44 trains per day — and carry about 9,000 daily passengers by the end of its first year, and 14,000 by 2035.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/traff ... rylink=cpy

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Re: TexRail

Postby Tnexster » 18 Dec 2016 18:31

At one point Stadler was going to build rail cars here in DFW. I guess that plant went to Salt Lake.

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Re: TexRail

Postby tamtagon » 18 Dec 2016 21:14

^That was a big, mulit-level house of cards that really could have been something great --- wasn't that a deal wrapped around funding the Dallas and Fort Worth sides of the Cotton Belt, Stadler manufacturing plant and controlling interest in a bunch of land at one or two of the TexRail/Cotton Belt station(s), a train load of Federal Dollars and maybe a couple other contingencies but it just didn't come together.

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Re: TexRail

Postby Tnexster » 19 Dec 2016 15:44

^They tried, went to at least one meeting on it and thought it sounded fairly positive for our region then the whole thing just went dark as most of these things do. Later I guess it showed up in Salt Lake.

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Re: TexRail

Postby electricron » 19 Dec 2016 22:18

Salt Lake had fairly good facilities available for building trains ready for immediate occupancy, the DFW area didn't. And the Salt Lake facilities will also be used to build KISS (double level EMU) style trains for Caltrain. While the Salt Lake facility will need remodeling for building trains, it's large enough to handle all of Stadler's business needs, and it came with local tax offsets making it even more attractive to them. While there was hope Stadler would have chosen a Texas facility, Stadler never guaranteed where they would build the trains. They did look everywhere in the USA, including Texas, but Utah won.

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Re: TexRail

Postby Austin55 » 13 Jan 2017 18:03

Grapevine plans to build a hotel, plaza, garage and retail at their station. Link w/ source & additional info.

https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort ... l-station/


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Re: TexRail

Postby joshua.dodd » 08 Feb 2017 14:10

Some news about TEX Rail:

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Archer Western has been selected to build a new $28.5m TEX Rail station next to Terminal B at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in the US.

The Terminal B station will serve as the last stop in TEX Rail's proposed 27-mile commuter rail project, which is currently being built by the Archer Western Herzog joint venture.

Connecting downtown Fort Worth and DFW Airport, the line will improve commuting times to and from Fort Worth.

It will begin service next year and also features a walkway connecting to the existing Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) station located adjacent to Terminal A.


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Re: TexRail

Postby dfwcre8tive » 08 Feb 2017 14:18

^ Looks like they have included more fake potted plants in this station too. The DART station plants are very dusty.

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Re: TexRail

Postby dfwcre8tive » 08 Feb 2017 14:32

Station plans from the TexRail website: http://www.texrail.com/station-images/

T&P Station:
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ITC Station:
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North Side Station:
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Mercantile Center Station:
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Iron Horse Station:
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Smithfield Station:
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Grapevine Station:
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DFW Airport North Station:
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DFW Airport Station:
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Re: TexRail

Postby Redblock » 09 May 2017 21:25

Here is a presentation that The-T made to the Tarrant Reginal Transporation Coalition last week. It shows some of the remderings shown in the above post but also includes actual construction photos.

If you scroll passed the construction section you will find photos of the train assembly now going on in Salt Lake City.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-AT5i ... lRWVE/view

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Re: TexRail

Postby SlandersonCooper » 14 Jun 2017 13:34

Fountain at Iron Horse

First TEXRail TOD development for North Richland Hills

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/19741074/6500-Iron-Horse-Blvd-North-Richland-Hills-TX/

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Re: TexRail

Postby tamtagon » 14 Jun 2017 18:45

...still don't understand why Colleyville fought this deal.

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Re: TexRail

Postby electricron » 03 Aug 2017 12:27

tamtagon wrote:...still don't understand why Colleyville fought this deal.

They fought it because they'll see little benefits because they will not use it. They will not use it because they will not have a station. They will not have a station because they aren't participating with FWTA in any way. They can't participate with FWTA because they are using their extra 1% City sales taxes for other purposes.
They will probably be singing a different tune if they were funding FWTA with a half cent sales tax.

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Re: TexRail

Postby jrd1964 » 17 Oct 2017 01:51

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http://www.star-telegram.com/news/traff ... 04096.html

A recent transit expo in Atlanta included a display of a Stadler rail car which is the model and paint job which will be used for the TexRail route. According to the article, entryways into the cars will be level (similar to the middle section on DART's light rail cars) so no steps up--easier for those who need accessible entries or who have rolling luggage. The cars will have conductor positions in front and back (also like DART's light rail) so no need for turntables to turn the cars around.

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Re: TexRail

Postby jrd1964 » 19 Oct 2017 11:44

Another angle of Grapevine's TexRail station:
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http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local ... 39166.html

The first TexRail cars arrived yesterday in Grapevine. Meanwhile, a parking area and platform for the Grapevine station will be ready by the time TexRail starts rolling in December 2018, followed by the train station, a 150-foot tall clock tower, and an adjacent hotel (called Hotel Vin -- for 'wine' in French, of course -- which will have 121 rooms and be branded as part of the Autograph Collection by Marriott) all of which will be open by June 2019. The parking area will be paid parking, to discourage use of it by those going to DFW Airport on the TexRail.

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Re: TexRail

Postby jrd1964 » 25 Dec 2017 07:22

The overpass bridge that will span TX 114-TX 121 and approach to DFW for the TexRail is coming along.

View from the westbound 114-121 service road. Concrete supports are in place from the highway northward, and bridge beams were recently put into place atop the supports.
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Re: TexRail

Postby jrd1964 » 25 Dec 2017 07:35

On the DFW Airport property, North Airfield Drive has been diverted while a new bridge is built to go over the path of the upcoming TexRail tracks. The new North Airfield bridge is shown from both directions along the detour, as well as the point (looking north-northwest) where the TexRail path will go under the bridge.
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Re: TexRail

Postby jrd1964 » 25 Dec 2017 07:53

Looking at the eastbound 114-121 angle, concrete supports are coming together which will be the base for the bridge to carry TexRail trains over the highway. Just south of the eastbound service road, the foundation is coming together for the south embankment of the bridge and the approach to the north side of the main airport property.
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