Ridership on Trinity Metro's TEXRail, which celebrated one year of service on January 10, reached 545,345 during 2019. December set a monthly record of 51,217 passengers, breaking the record previously set in November for 44,741 passengers. Trains during the month of December were on schedule 99.15 percent of the time.
“Riders want to know that the train is going to pick them up on time and take them safely to their destination as scheduled,” said Jon-Erik “AJ” Arjanen, TEXRail vice president and chief operating officer. “If you’re traveling to the airport to catch a flight, you don’t want to worry about when you’ll arrive.”
TEXRail's DFW Airport Terminal B Station ranked first in ridership on weekdays and Sundays. Grapevine/Main Street had the highest ridership on Saturdays.
“We found that more business and leisure travelers are choosing to leave their cars at home and not worry about getting stuck in traffic,” Arjanen said. “In 2020, we expect our commuter base to grow as more companies take advantage of the 25 percent discount we offer through our EasyRide program.”
TEXRail is a 27-mile commuter rail line that travels between downtown Fort Worth and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.